Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros 6/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Charlie Morton
The Boston Red Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +158 and Houston at -168. The Red Sox have a 29-27-2 over/under record and a 30-28-0 run line mark. The Astros are 33-26-0 against the run line and have a 22-33-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 29-27-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 30-28-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 22-33-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 33-26-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/01/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee is "?" Saturday vs Houston Astros
06/01/18 RF Mookie Betts Side 10-day DL (05/29)
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 39-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 74 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 207 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 464 base hits and 213 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 569. 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 3.55.
As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 61 hits this season in 207 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 135. J.D. Martinez is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 211 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .664. The Red Sox have 540 hits, including 133 doubles and 84 home runs. Boston has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 447 times as a unit. They have left 394 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 37-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.26, Charlie Morton has a 7-0 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 67.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 40 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 2.68. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 394 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 609 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 3.01.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .377. He has 80 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 241 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 137. George Springer is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 67 hits in 232 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Astros as a unit have 520 base hits, including 112 doubles and 69 homers. Houston has walked 200 times this year and they have struck out on 498 occasions. They have had 400 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 294 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +158
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