Boston Red Sox at Washington Nationals 7/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Max Scherzer
The Boston Red Sox head to Nationals Park on Monday, July 2, 2018 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at +183 and Washington at -197. The Red Sox have a 39-42-3 over/under mark and a 47-37-0 run line record. The Nationals are 41-40-0 against the run line and have a 33-46-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 39-42-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 47-37-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 33-46-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 41-40-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/20/18 1B Matt Adams Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 60-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 56-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 99 strikeouts over his 105 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 290 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 649 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 810. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team Boston is hitting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 88 hits this season in 309 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 133. J.D. Martinez is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 306 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .641. The Red Sox have 782 hits, including 179 doubles and 120 home runs. Boston has walked 267 times so far this season and they have struck out 649 times as a unit. They have left 580 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 438 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 42-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.04, Max Scherzer has a 10-4 record and a 0.86 WHIP this season. He has 165 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 621 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 232 hitters and struck out 750 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .219 with an OBP of .366. He has 61 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 126. Trea Turner is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 87 hits in 322 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Nationals as a unit have 652 base hits, including 136 doubles and 93 homers. Washington has walked 292 times this year and they have struck out on 669 occasions. They have had 553 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 345 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -197
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