Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 9/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Boston Red Sox head to Yankee Stadium on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at -145 and New York at +125. The Red Sox have a 68-75-8 over/under mark and a 86-65-0 run line record. The Yankees are 76-74-0 against the run line and have a 69-74-7 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 68-75-8 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 86-65-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 69-74-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 76-74-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/19/18 RF Mookie Betts Oblique is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs New York Yankees
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/19/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 60-day DL (09/19)
08/22/18 P Aroldis Chapman Knee 10-day DL (08/22)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 103-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 12-4 record with an earned run average of 3.53 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 133 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 564 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,202 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 467 batters and struck out 1,445. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Boston is hitting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 156 hits this season in 545 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 123. J.D. Martinez is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 177 hits and he has driven in 123 men in 540 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .630. The Red Sox have 1,391 hits, including 324 doubles and 189 home runs. Boston has walked 516 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 1,033 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 801 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 92-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.47, Masahiro Tanaka has a 12-5 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 152 strikeouts over the 148 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 671 batters and walked 198 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,204 base knocks and 559 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 448 hitters and struck out 1,500 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Yankees hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .339. He has 152 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 577 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 121. Miguel Andujar is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 156 hits in 527 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Yankees as a unit have 1,264 base hits, including 245 doubles and 242 homers. New York has walked 574 times this year and they have struck out on 1,309 occasions. They have had 1,024 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 766 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -145
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks