New York Mets at Boston Red Sox 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Oswalt vs. Rick Porcello
The New York Mets head to Fenway Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Corey Oswalt for the Mets and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +110 and Boston at -120. The Mets have a 67-72-7 over/under mark and a 75-71-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 84-63-0 against the run line and have a 68-72-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-72-7 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 75-71-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 68-72-7 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 84-63-0 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 68-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Oswalt has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 6.62 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 34 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 464 hitters and walked 202 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 4.19. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,251 base hits and 612 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 433 batters and struck out 1,298. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 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 .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 115 hits this season in 483 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 116. Amed Rosario is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Mets have 1,169 hits, including 237 doubles and 157 home runs. New York has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,243 times as a unit. They have left 982 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 101-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Rick Porcello has a 16-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 182 strikeouts over the 179.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 167 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 548 batters and walked 209 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 1,182 base knocks and 532 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 452 hitters and struck out 1,414 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. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .400. He has 175 hits this year along with 122 RBI in 530 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .634 with an OPS+ of 175. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 154 hits in 533 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,366 base hits, including 319 doubles and 188 homers. Boston has walked 504 times this year and they have struck out on 1,122 occasions. They have had 1,006 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 790 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -120
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