Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Brian Johnson
The Miami Marlins head to Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +212 and Boston at -230. The Marlins have a 65-62-5 over/under mark and a 66-66-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 77-55-0 against the run line and have a 61-65-6 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 65-62-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 66-66-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 61-65-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 77-55-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/24/18 P Elieser Hernandez Blister 10-day DL (08/24)
08/24/18 P Jarlin Garcia Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
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 Marlins have a 53-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 4-12 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 108 strikeouts over his 138 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 513 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 232 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,152 base hits and 621 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 496 batters and struck out 1,038. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Miami is hitting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 139 hits this season in 503 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 115. Starlin Castro is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Marlins have 1,083 hits, including 180 doubles and 107 home runs. Miami has walked 380 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They have left 935 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 487 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 90-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Brian Johnson has a 4-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 470 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,047 base knocks and 473 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 1,262 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, 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 .337 with an OBP of .407. He has 160 hits this year along with 110 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .657 with an OPS+ of 180. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 140 hits in 476 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,229 base hits, including 294 doubles and 172 homers. Boston has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,013 occasions. They have had 900 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 706 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +212
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