Boston Red Sox at Washington Nationals 7/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. Tanner Roark
The Boston Red Sox visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Brian Johnson for the Red Sox and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -105 and Washington at -105. The Red Sox have a 40-42-3 over/under record and a 47-38-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 41-41-0 against the run line and have a 33-47-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 40-42-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 47-38-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 33-47-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 41-41-0 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 56-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brian Johnson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 290 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 665 base hits and 306 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 260 batters and struck out 813. They have walked 3.1 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 3.58.
As a team Boston is hitting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 100 hits this season in 309 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .634 and an OPS+ of 169. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 313 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Red Sox have 786 hits, including 180 doubles and 120 home runs. Boston has walked 270 times so far this season and they have struck out 658 times as a unit. They have left 586 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 439 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 42-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.10, Tanner Roark has a 3-9 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 98.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 257 batters and walked 85 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 3.67. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 628 base knocks and 300 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 762 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 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .357. He has 90 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 328 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 106. Bryce Harper is hitting .216 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 61 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Nationals as a unit have 660 base hits, including 137 doubles and 93 homers. Washington has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 678 occasions. They have had 562 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 348 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -105
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