New York Mets at Boston Red Sox 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Hector Velazquez
The New York Mets head to Fenway Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +120 and Boston at -130. The Mets have a 67-70-7 over/under mark and a 74-70-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 84-62-0 against the run line and have a 68-71-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-70-7 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 74-70-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 68-71-7 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 84-62-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
09/09/18 P Noah Syndergaard Ribs is questionable for next scheduled start
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 60-day DL (08/17)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 Mets have a 66-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 132 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 454 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,242 base hits and 607 earned runs. They have allowed 173 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 1,277. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team New York is hitting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 122 hits this season in 482 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 90. Michael Conforto is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 475 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Mets have 1,156 hits, including 235 doubles and 153 home runs. New York has walked 488 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,232 times as a unit. They have left 973 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 612 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 100-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Hector Velazquez has a 7-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP this season. He has 48 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 546 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,175 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,405 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 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .369. He has 154 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 127. J.D. Martinez is hitting .329 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 173 hits in 526 at bats while driving in 121 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,357 base hits, including 316 doubles and 186 homers. Boston has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,115 occasions. They have had 999 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 786 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -130
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