Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Ryan Yarbrough
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
Boston opens at -121 while Tampa Bay opens at +111. The Red Sox have a 59-64-6 over/under record and a 77-52-0 run line mark. The Rays are 71-57-0 against the run line and have a 53-70-5 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 59-64-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 77-52-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-70-5 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 71-57-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/23/18 1B Mitch Moreland Back left last game, is "?" Friday vs Tampa Bay Rays
08/18/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (08/15)
08/17/18 3B Rafael Devers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/23/18 CF Tommy Pham Hand is "?" Friday vs Boston Red Sox
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 90-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 15-6 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 156 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 144 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,014 base hits and 450 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 389 batters and struck out 1,233. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, 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 .405. He has 155 hits this season in 466 at bats with 109 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .655 and an OPS+ of 179. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Red Sox have 1,208 hits, including 291 doubles and 172 home runs. Boston has walked 438 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 883 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 701 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 67-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Ryan Yarbrough has a 12-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 107 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 576 batters and walked 223 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 970 base knocks and 472 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 1,112 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .377. He has 115 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 374 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 127. C.J. Cron is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 106 hits in 421 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Rays as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 211 doubles and 113 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 406 times this year and they have struck out on 1,092 occasions. They have had 902 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +111
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