Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox 6/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Artie Lewicki vs. Steven Wright
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Artie Lewicki for the Tigers and Steven Wright for the Red Sox.
Detroit opens at +203 while Boston opens at -220. The Tigers have a 26-31-2 over/under record and a 32-27-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 32-28-0 against the run line and have a 31-27-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 26-31-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 32-27-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 31-27-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 32-28-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/04/18 C James McCann Side is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Game #1 Monday vs New York Yankees
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/18 P Daniel Stumpf Elbow 10-day DL (05/29)
05/30/18 P Francisco Liriano Hamstring 10-day DL (05/27)
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/04/18 RF J.D. Martinez Back left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
06/01/18 RF Mookie Betts Side 10-day DL (05/29)
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)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 28-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Artie Lewicki has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.53 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 191 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 501 base hits and 250 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 436. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Detroit is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Tigers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 76 hits this season in 226 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 141. Jose Iglesias is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 196 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Tigers have 527 hits, including 132 doubles and 51 home runs. Detroit has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 451 times as a unit. They have left 406 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 256 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 41-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Steven Wright has a 1-0 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 213 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 475 base knocks and 219 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 587 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .374. He has 69 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .648 with an OPS+ of 165. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 64 hits in 216 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Red Sox as a unit have 560 base hits, including 136 doubles and 88 homers. Boston has walked 186 times this year and they have struck out on 470 occasions. They have had 404 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 320 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -220
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