Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Rick Porcello
The Houston Astros visit Fenway Park on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +110 and Boston at -120. The Astros have a 62-72-7 over/under record and a 73-68-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 83-59-0 against the run line and have a 67-69-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 62-72-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 73-68-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 67-69-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 83-59-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/07/18 LF Marwin Gonzalez Oblique is questionable Saturday vs Boston Red Sox
09/06/18 P Charlie Morton Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs Boston Red Sox
09/03/18 P Hector Rondon Wrist left last game, is questionable for next start
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/08/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (08/15); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season
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 Astros have a 88-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 136 strikeouts over his 179.2 innings pitched and he's given up 179 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,010 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 1,481. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 129 hits this season in 465 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 101. Alex Bregman is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 527 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .560. The Astros have 1,219 hits, including 255 doubles and 181 home runs. Houston has walked 489 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,060 times as a unit. They have left 908 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 701 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 97-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Rick Porcello has a 16-7 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 176 strikeouts over the 173.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 160 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 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 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,144 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 438 hitters and struck out 1,367 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .454 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. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .335 with an OBP of .407. He has 171 hits this year along with 117 RBI in 510 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .639 with an OPS+ of 176. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 149 hits in 511 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,322 base hits, including 310 doubles and 183 homers. Boston has walked 488 times this year and they have struck out on 1,090 occasions. They have had 972 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.42 runs per game and totaled 769 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -120
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