Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros 6/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 1, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Gerrit Cole
The Boston Red Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Friday, June 1, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +112 and Houston at -122. The Red Sox have a 28-26-2 over/under record and a 30-26-0 run line mark. The Astros are 31-26-0 against the run line and have a 21-32-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 28-26-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 30-26-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 21-32-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 31-26-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/30/18 RF Mookie Betts Side is "?" Thursday vs Houston Astros
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/29/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (05/29)
05/23/18 RF Josh Reddick Infection 10-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 39-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.76 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 104 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 445 base hits and 202 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 554. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team Boston is hitting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 66 hits this season in 205 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .663 and an OPS+ of 170. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 201 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Red Sox have 527 hits, including 129 doubles and 82 home runs. Boston has walked 175 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 381 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 301 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 35-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.05, Gerrit Cole has a 5-1 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.68. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 591 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 2.99.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .345. He has 64 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 225 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Altuve is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 78 hits in 233 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Astros as a unit have 501 base hits, including 111 doubles and 65 homers. Houston has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 483 occasions. They have had 388 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +112
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