Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Justin Verlander
The Boston Red Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +162 and Houston at -172. The Red Sox have a 28-27-2 over/under record and a 30-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 32-26-0 against the run line and have a 21-33-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 28-27-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 30-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 21-33-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 32-26-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/31/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee is "?" Friday vs Houston Astros
05/31/18 RF Mookie Betts Side is "?" Friday 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 39-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 59 strikeouts over his 62.1 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 207 hitters and walked 68 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 3.58. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 452 base hits and 206 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 174 batters and struck out 563. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.49.
As a team Boston is hitting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 66 hits this season in 208 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .654 and an OPS+ of 167. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 204 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Red Sox have 533 hits, including 132 doubles and 82 home runs. Boston has walked 178 times so far this season and they have struck out 436 times as a unit. They have left 388 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 303 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 36-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.11, Justin Verlander has a 7-2 record and a 0.71 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 81.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.67. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 387 base knocks and 155 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 143 hitters and struck out 598 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 2.98.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th 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 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .344. He has 64 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 228 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 132. Jose Altuve is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 80 hits in 237 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Astros as a unit have 508 base hits, including 112 doubles and 66 homers. Houston has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 492 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 287 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +162
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