Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Phillies and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
Philadelphia opens at +140 while Boston opens at -150. The Phillies have a 47-53-5 over/under record and a 50-55-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 63-44-0 against the run line and have a 50-54-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 47-53-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 50-55-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 50-54-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 63-44-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
07/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
06/20/18 SS J.P. Crawford Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 Phillies have a 58-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 376 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 861 base hits and 406 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 955. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 106 hits this season in 391 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .379 and an OPS+ of 105. Odubel Herrera is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Phillies have 834 hits, including 157 doubles and 126 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 394 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,010 times as a unit. They have left 730 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 74-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.91, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-4 record and a 1.82 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 135 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 3.51. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 843 base knocks and 376 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 320 hitters and struck out 1,037 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 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd 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 .390. He has 125 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 384 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .643 with an OPS+ of 170. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 115 hits in 383 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,004 base hits, including 230 doubles and 144 homers. Boston has walked 354 times this year and they have struck out on 827 occasions. They have had 740 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 569 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -150
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