Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Nick Pivetta
The Boston Red Sox visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -146 and Philadelphia at +136. The Red Sox have a 55-60-5 over/under record and a 72-48-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 59-58-0 against the run line and have a 49-62-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 55-60-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 72-48-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 49-62-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-58-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/04/18 C Blake Swihart Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
08/03/18 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
07/15/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
07/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 85-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 140 strikeouts over his 144.2 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 951 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,162. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.64.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 145 hits this season in 435 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .669 and an OPS+ of 182. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Red Sox have 1,131 hits, including 267 doubles and 166 home runs. Boston has walked 413 times so far this season and they have struck out 922 times as a unit. They have left 829 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 659 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 65-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.51, Nick Pivetta has a 7-9 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 147 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 409 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 955 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 1,052 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .374. He has 115 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 437 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 102. Odubel Herrera is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 118 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Phillies as a unit have 925 base hits, including 172 doubles and 136 homers. Philadelphia has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,119 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 506 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -146
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