New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. David Price
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and David Price for the Red Sox.
New York opens at +112 while Boston opens at -122. The Yankees have a 50-53-5 over/under record and a 56-52-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 65-46-0 against the run line and have a 51-57-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-53-5 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 56-52-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 51-57-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 65-46-0 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
08/04/18 C Blake Swihart Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
08/03/18 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
08/03/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Hand is "?" Saturday 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 68-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 100 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 490 hitters and walked 137 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 3.71. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 837 base hits and 400 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 1,066. They have walked 3.1 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 3.74.
As a team New York is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Didi Gregorius is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 107 hits this season in 399 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 116. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Yankees have 941 hits, including 197 doubles and 175 home runs. New York has walked 404 times so far this season and they have struck out 966 times as a unit. They have left 752 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 559 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 77-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, David Price has a 11-6 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 119 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 113 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. 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 7.8 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 3.47. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 872 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 1,077 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 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. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .393. He has 130 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 399 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .642 with an OPS+ of 171. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 120 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,043 base hits, including 246 doubles and 148 homers. Boston has walked 367 times this year and they have struck out on 851 occasions. They have had 770 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 591 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -122
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