Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jake Faria
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Jake Faria for the Rays.
Boston opens at -215 while Tampa Bay opens at +199. The Red Sox have a 22-23-2 over/under record and a 23-24-0 run line mark. The Rays are 25-20-0 against the run line and have a 23-19-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 22-23-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 23-24-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-19-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-20-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
05/15/18 P Hector Velazquez Back 10-day DL (05/14)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
05/17/18 CF Carlos Gomez Groin 10-day DL (05/16)
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 32-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 2.29 and a WHIP of 0.92 this year. He has 87 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 376 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 472. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.49.
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 .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .365 with an on-base percentage of .438. He has 61 hits this season in 167 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .760 and an OPS+ of 211. J.D. Martinez is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 175 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .680. The Red Sox have 452 hits, including 113 doubles and 68 home runs. Boston has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 364 times as a unit. They have left 330 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 253 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 22-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.20, Jake Faria has a 3-2 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 359 base knocks and 194 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 368 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .332. He has 49 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 176 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 131. Mallex Smith is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 40 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Rays as a unit have 409 base hits, including 65 doubles and 45 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 323 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +199
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