Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The Cleveland Indians visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +132 and Boston at -142. The Indians have a 61-58-4 over/under record and a 59-64-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 74-51-0 against the run line and have a 57-63-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 61-58-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 59-64-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 57-63-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 74-51-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/12/18 DH Edwin Encarnacion Hand 10-day DL (08/11)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 10-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/18 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 71-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 71 strikeouts over his 68 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 331 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,012 base hits and 460 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 296 batters and struck out 1,138. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 145 hits this season in 496 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 142. Jose Ramirez is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 91 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .632. The Indians have 1,095 hits, including 233 doubles and 168 home runs. Cleveland has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 904 times as a unit. They have left 850 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 88-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Nathan Eovaldi has a 5-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 79.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 450 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 981 base knocks and 435 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 383 hitters and struck out 1,207 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .379. He has 135 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 452 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 134. J.D. Martinez is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 149 hits in 450 at bats while driving in 106 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,164 base hits, including 278 doubles and 169 homers. Boston has walked 426 times this year and they have struck out on 953 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.42 runs per game and totaled 677 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians +132
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