New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chance Adams vs. Nathan Eovaldi
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chance Adams for the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox.
New York opens at +160 while Boston opens at -170. The Yankees have a 50-52-5 over/under record and a 56-51-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 64-46-0 against the run line and have a 51-56-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-52-5 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 56-51-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 51-56-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 64-46-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/02/18 P J.A. Happ Illness 10-day DL (08/02)
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
08/02/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Hand is "?" Friday 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 68-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chance Adams is expected to make his debut for New York. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 489 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 830 base hits and 396 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 1,063. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team New York is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .460 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 .279 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 116 hits this season in 416 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 126. Didi Gregorius is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 396 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Yankees have 940 hits, including 197 doubles and 174 home runs. New York has walked 404 times so far this season and they have struck out 957 times as a unit. They have left 752 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 558 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 76-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Nathan Eovaldi has a 4-4 record and a 0.94 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts over the 64 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 871 base knocks and 386 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 1,068 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .380. He has 119 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 398 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 134. J.D. Martinez is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 129 hits in 395 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .643. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,036 base hits, including 243 doubles and 147 homers. Boston has walked 363 times this year and they have struck out on 848 occasions. They have had 764 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.34 runs per game and totaled 587 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -170
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