Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jalen Beeks vs. Chris Sale
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Fenway Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jalen Beeks for the Rays and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +106 and Boston at -116. The Rays have a 52-66-4 over/under mark and a 68-54-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 73-50-0 against the run line and have a 57-61-5 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-66-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-54-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 57-61-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 73-50-0 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
08/17/18 3B Rafael Devers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
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 62-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jalen Beeks has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 8.03 and a WHIP of 1.58 this year. He has 21 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 544 hitters and walked 218 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 936 base hits and 461 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 392 batters and struck out 1,053. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 106 hits this season in 352 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 124. C.J. Cron is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Rays have 1,044 hits, including 201 doubles and 109 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,042 times as a unit. They have left 845 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 508 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 87-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.97, Chris Sale has a 12-4 record and a 0.85 WHIP this season. He has 219 strikeouts over the 146 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 91 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 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 972 base knocks and 431 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 376 hitters and struck out 1,190 batters. They give up a walk 3 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 .464 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 .403. He has 148 hits this year along with 105 RBI in 445 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .661 with an OPS+ of 180. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 132 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 275 doubles and 168 homers. Boston has walked 421 times this year and they have struck out on 938 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 672 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +106
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