Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Brian Johnson
The Cleveland Indians visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -120 and Boston at +110. The Indians have a 62-58-4 over/under record and a 59-65-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 75-51-0 against the run line and have a 58-63-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 62-58-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 59-65-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 58-63-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 75-51-0 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 72-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 15-6 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 161 strikeouts over his 143.1 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 333 hitters and walked 109 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,025 base hits and 464 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 1,146. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th 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 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 146 hits this season in 500 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 141. Jose Ramirez is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 91 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .627. The Indians have 1,102 hits, including 233 doubles and 171 home runs. Cleveland has walked 419 times so far this season and they have struck out 912 times as a unit. They have left 853 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 633 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 88-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Brian Johnson has a 4-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 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 3.48. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 988 base knocks and 440 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 1,215 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, 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 .298 with an OBP of .379. He has 136 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 456 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 134. J.D. Martinez is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 151 hits in 455 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 1,177 base hits, including 282 doubles and 169 homers. Boston has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out on 961 occasions. They have had 864 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 681 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -120
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