New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Rick Porcello
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Friday, August 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
New York opens at -138 while Boston opens at +128. The Yankees have a 49-52-5 over/under record and a 56-50-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 63-46-0 against the run line and have a 50-56-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 49-52-5 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 56-50-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 50-56-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 63-46-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/01/18 P J.A. Happ Illness is "?" for next scheduled start Saturday vs Boston Red Sox
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/01/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Hand injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs New York Yankees
07/31/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (07/28)
07/29/18 3B Rafael Devers Leg 10-day DL (07/29)
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 Yankees have a 68-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Severino has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.08 this year. He has 157 strikeouts over his 137.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 811 base hits and 381 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 1,059. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 114 hits this season in 412 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 125. Didi Gregorius is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 391 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Yankees have 932 hits, including 196 doubles and 170 home runs. New York has walked 401 times so far this season and they have struck out 944 times as a unit. They have left 747 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 75-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Rick Porcello has a 13-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 126 strikeouts over the 131.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 129 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 batters and walked 141 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 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 3.47. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 863 base knocks and 380 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .378. He has 116 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 392 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 134. J.D. Martinez is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 126 hits in 390 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .638. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 236 doubles and 144 homers. Boston has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 844 occasions. They have had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 572 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox +128
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