Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Blake Snell
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox and Blake Snell for the Rays.
Boston opens at +101 while Tampa Bay opens at -111. The Red Sox have a 60-64-6 over/under record and a 77-53-0 run line mark. The Rays are 72-57-0 against the run line and have a 54-70-5 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 60-64-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 77-53-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-70-5 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 72-57-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/24/18 1B Mitch Moreland Back is questionable Saturday 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
08/25/18 CF Mallex Smith Infection 10-day DL (08/25)
08/24/18 CF Tommy Pham Hand is questionable Saturday 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 90-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 85 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,026 base hits and 460 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 393 batters and struck out 1,240. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .460 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. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 140 hits this season in 473 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 132. J.D. Martinez is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 110 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Red Sox have 1,221 hits, including 291 doubles and 172 home runs. Boston has walked 441 times so far this season and they have struck out 998 times as a unit. They have left 894 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 704 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 68-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.07, Blake Snell has a 15-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 160 strikeouts over the 139 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 546 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 583 batters and walked 226 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 983 base knocks and 475 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out 1,123 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .318. He has 106 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 421 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 119. Mallex Smith is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 115 hits in 374 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Rays as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 213 doubles and 114 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 410 times this year and they have struck out on 1,099 occasions. They have had 907 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 537 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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