Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 5/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Boston Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +161 and New York at -171. The Red Sox have a 18-15-1 over/under record and a 15-19-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 21-13-0 against the run line and have a 20-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 18-15-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 15-19-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 20-13-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 21-13-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/07/18 RF Mookie Betts Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs New York Yankees
05/02/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Personal is out indefinitely
05/01/18 2B Brock Holt Hamstring 10-day DL (04/27)
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 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/02/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 10-day DL (05/02)
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 25-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.11 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 269 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.39.
As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .349 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 44 hits this season in 126 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .619 and an OPS+ of 166. Mookie Betts is hitting .355 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .434. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 224 while his slugging percentage is at .818. The Red Sox have 327 hits, including 85 doubles and 46 home runs. Boston has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 256 times as a unit. They have left 236 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 24-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, Masahiro Tanaka has a 4-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 253 base knocks and 118 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 355 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.23.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .422. He has 37 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 162. Didi Gregorius is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 37 hits in 119 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .664. The Yankees as a unit have 290 base hits, including 75 doubles and 48 homers. New York has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 323 occasions. They have had 231 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.79 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox +161
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