Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers 7/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Blaine Hardy
The Boston Red Sox visit Comerica Park on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Blaine Hardy for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -350 and Detroit at +305. The Red Sox have a 47-49-3 over/under record and a 59-40-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 50-49-0 against the run line and have a 39-57-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-49-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 59-40-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 39-57-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 50-49-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/21/18 3B Rafael Devers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11); expected to be activated Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
07/15/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15)
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
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
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 69-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 2.23 and a WHIP of 0.90 this season. He has 188 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 356 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 786 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 300 batters and struck out 966. 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 3.58.
As a team Boston is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 116 hits this season in 357 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .639 and an OPS+ of 171. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 353 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Red Sox have 934 hits, including 216 doubles and 134 home runs. Boston has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 759 times as a unit. They have left 684 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 531 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 41-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Blaine Hardy has a 3-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 54.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 299 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 855 base knocks and 426 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 736 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Tigers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .358. He has 116 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Iglesias is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .304. He has collected 86 hits in 324 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .370. The Tigers as a unit have 826 base hits, including 187 doubles and 80 homers. Detroit has walked 259 times this year and they have struck out on 811 occasions. They have had 673 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.9 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 -350
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