Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 4/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Fenway Park on Friday, April 27, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +173 and Boston at -183. The Rays have a 15-7-0 over/under mark and a 12-10-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 12-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-7-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 12-10-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 12-11-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/17/18 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day DL (04/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/11/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 9-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.54 and a WHIP of 0.99 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 183 base hits and 102 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 84 batters and struck out 186. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 22 hits this season in 65 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 142. C.J. Cron is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 82 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rays have 192 hits, including 33 doubles and 17 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 76 times so far this season and they have struck out 195 times as a unit. They have left 159 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 96 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 18-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.36, Drew Pomeranz has a 0-0 record and a 1.91 WHIP this season. He has 7 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.81. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 165 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 224 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 2.93.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .368 with an OBP of .400. He has 14 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .711 with an OPS+ of 192. Rafael Devers is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 24 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Red Sox as a unit have 222 base hits, including 60 doubles and 28 homers. Boston has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out on 170 occasions. They have had 163 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.7 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +173
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