Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Nathan Eovaldi
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox.
Minnesota opens at +140 while Boston opens at -150. The Twins have a 49-50-3 over/under record and a 58-44-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 61-44-0 against the run line and have a 49-53-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 49-50-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 58-44-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 49-53-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 61-44-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/11/18 P Addison Reed Triceps 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
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 Twins have a 48-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.00 this year. He has 136 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 375 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 914 base hits and 454 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 912. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 80 hits this season in 351 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 99. Eddie Rosario is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 411 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Twins have 860 hits, including 215 doubles and 103 home runs. Minnesota has walked 356 times so far this season and they have struck out 858 times as a unit. They have left 690 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 72-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Nathan Eovaldi has a 3-4 record and a 0.98 WHIP this season. He has 53 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 371 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 832 base knocks and 372 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 1,020 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .385. He has 121 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 376 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .636 with an OPS+ of 167. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 111 hits in 374 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Red Sox as a unit have 980 base hits, including 222 doubles and 143 homers. Boston has walked 345 times this year and they have struck out on 805 occasions. They have had 718 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 556 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -150
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