Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins 6/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jose Berrios
The Boston Red Sox visit Target Field on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -165 and Minnesota at +155. The Red Sox have a 34-37-2 over/under record and a 40-33-0 run line mark. The Twins are 39-29-0 against the run line and have a 31-35-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 34-37-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 40-33-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 31-35-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 39-29-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 49-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.75 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 95 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 257 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 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 3.41. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 565 base hits and 251 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 230 batters and struck out 714. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.40.
As a team Boston is hitting .261, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 82 hits this season in 260 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .635 and an OPS+ of 168. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Red Sox have 664 hits, including 151 doubles and 104 home runs. Boston has walked 232 times so far this season and they have struck out 573 times as a unit. They have left 498 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 371 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 31-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.51, Jose Berrios has a 7-5 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 70 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 242 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 581 base knocks and 283 earned runs this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 608 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .353. He has 76 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 252 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 153. Eddie Rosario is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 87 hits in 271 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .579. The Twins as a unit have 558 base hits, including 153 doubles and 71 homers. Minnesota has walked 239 times this year and they have struck out on 579 occasions. They have had 457 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 290 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -165
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