New York Mets at Boston Red Sox 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Chris Sale
The New York Mets visit Fenway Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +188 and Boston at -203. The Mets have a 67-73-7 over/under record and a 76-71-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 84-64-0 against the run line and have a 68-73-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-73-7 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 76-71-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 68-73-7 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 84-64-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
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 69-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 1.71 and a WHIP of 0.95 this season. He has 239 strikeouts over his 195 innings pitched and he's given up 142 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 466 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 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 4.16. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,255 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 436 batters and struck out 1,306. 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 4.03.
As a team New York is hitting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 127 hits this season in 491 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 93. Michael Conforto is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Mets have 1,178 hits, including 239 doubles and 161 home runs. New York has walked 499 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,253 times as a unit. They have left 989 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 629 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 101-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.96, Chris Sale has a 12-4 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 221 strikeouts over the 147 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He's allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 554 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 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 3.65. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,191 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 457 hitters and struck out 1,424 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 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, 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 .287 with an OBP of .365. He has 154 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 536 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 125. J.D. Martinez is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 176 hits in 532 at bats while driving in 122 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .633. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,370 base hits, including 319 doubles and 188 homers. Boston has walked 507 times this year and they have struck out on 1,130 occasions. They have had 1,012 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.34 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 -203
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