Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. David Price
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Fenway Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and David Price for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +212 and Boston at -230. The Rays have a 51-66-4 over/under mark and a 68-53-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 72-50-0 against the run line and have a 56-61-5 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-66-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-53-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 56-61-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 72-50-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/15/18 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04); expected to be activated Friday vs Tampa BAy Rays
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 60-day DL (05/30)
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 Rays have a 62-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 92 strikeouts over his 68 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 542 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 925 base hits and 454 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 1,051. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 104 hits this season in 348 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 124. C.J. Cron is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 396 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Rays have 1,037 hits, including 198 doubles and 109 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,035 times as a unit. They have left 840 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 505 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 86-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, David Price has a 12-6 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 134 strikeouts over the 134.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 965 base knocks and 428 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 1,183 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, 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 .333 with an OBP of .402. He has 147 hits this year along with 104 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .663 with an OPS+ of 180. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 131 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,147 base hits, including 270 doubles and 168 homers. Boston has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 936 occasions. They have had 843 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 665 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +212
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