Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers 7/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. Mike Fiers
The Boston Red Sox visit Comerica Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Brian Johnson for the Red Sox and Mike Fiers for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -165 and Detroit at +155. The Red Sox have a 47-48-3 over/under record and a 59-39-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 49-49-0 against the run line and have a 39-56-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-48-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 59-39-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 39-56-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 49-49-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/15/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15)
07/14/18 LF Andrew Benintendi Bereavement List is out indefinitely
07/13/18 3B Rafael Devers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/02/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/02)
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 68-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brian Johnson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 350 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 781 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 298 batters and struck out 955. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Boston is hitting .272, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 116 hits this season in 354 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .644 and an OPS+ of . Andrew Benintendi is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 350 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Red Sox have 928 hits, including 215 doubles and 134 home runs. Boston has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 749 times as a unit. They have left 675 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 41-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Mike Fiers has a 6-6 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 104.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 849 base knocks and 425 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 726 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Tigers hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .359. He has 115 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 377 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of . Jose Iglesias is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 85 hits in 320 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .372. The Tigers as a unit have 821 base hits, including 187 doubles and 80 homers. Detroit has walked 257 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 386 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -165
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