Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jose Urena
The Boston Red Sox visit Marlins Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -230 and Miami at +212. The Red Sox have a 1-3-0 over/under record and a 0-4-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 0-4-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Drew Pomeranz Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Dan Straily Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Elieser Hernandez Dental 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 C J.T. Realmuto Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS JT Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 3-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale had a 17-8 record with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 0.97 last season. He had 308 strikeouts over his 214.1 innings pitched and he gave up 165 hits. He allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 2.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.73 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Boston allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.31. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 24 base hits and 9 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 13 batters and struck out 36. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 2.82.
As a team Boston is hitting .214, good for 23rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 3 hits this season in 12 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 86. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .471 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 294 while his slugging percentage is at .941. The Red Sox have 28 hits, including 10 doubles and 2 home runs. Boston has walked 14 times so far this season and they have struck out 23 times as a unit. They have left 30 men on base and have a team OPS of .640. They score 2.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 10 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami had a 2-2 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.82, Jose Urena had a 14-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He had 113 strikeouts over the 169.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 152 hits. He allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 38 base knocks and 17 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 15th in the league. The Marlins hold a .304 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .455. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 17 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .294 with an OPS+ of 107. Brian Anderson is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 6 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Marlins as a unit have 38 base hits, including 6 doubles and 2 homers. Miami has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 33 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +212
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