Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers 5/3/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Mike Minor
The Boston Red Sox visit Globe Life Park on Thursday, May 3, 2018 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -130 and Texas at +120. The Red Sox have a 16-12-1 over/under record and a 13-16-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 13-18-0 against the run line and have a 16-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 16-12-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 13-16-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 16-13-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 13-18-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/02/18 RF Mookie Betts Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Kansas City Royals
05/01/18 2B Brock Holt Hamstring 10-day DL (04/27)
04/27/18 P Joe Kelly Suspension 6-game suspension
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 Texas Rangers Injuries
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (04/25)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 21-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 28 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 233 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 83 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.40.
As a team Boston is hitting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .431. He has 31 hits this season in 92 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .717 and an OPS+ of 200. J.D. Martinez is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Red Sox have 282 hits, including 77 doubles and 34 home runs. Boston has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 224 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 12-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Mike Minor has a 2-1 record and a 1.15 WHIP this year. He has 24 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 102 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 300 base knocks and 144 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 238 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .325. He has 32 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 97. Adrian Beltre is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 27 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .437. The Rangers as a unit have 249 base hits, including 56 doubles and 35 homers. Texas has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 297 occasions. They have had 216 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers +120 and over 9.5 total runs
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