Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Doug Fister
The Boston Red Sox head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Doug Fister for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at -220 and Texas at +203. The Red Sox have a 17-14-1 over/under mark and a 14-18-0 run line record. The Rangers are 14-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 17-14-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 14-18-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 18-14-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 14-20-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/02/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Personal is out indefinitely
05/01/18 2B Brock Holt Hamstring 10-day DL (04/27)
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
05/02/18 P Chris Martin Forearm 10-day DL (05/01)
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 60-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 23-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.14 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 258 base hits and 114 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 310. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 40 hits this season in 117 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 158. Mookie Betts is hitting .365 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .443. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 235 while his slugging percentage is at .856. The Red Sox have 308 hits, including 81 doubles and 43 home runs. Boston has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 243 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 13-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Doug Fister has a 1-2 record and a 1.48 WHIP this season. He has 20 strikeouts over the 25 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 331 base knocks and 166 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 256 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .366. He has 27 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 114. Nomar Mazara is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 37 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Rangers as a unit have 272 base hits, including 60 doubles and 40 homers. Texas has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out on 325 occasions. They have had 227 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -220
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