Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox 7/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Chris Sale
The Texas Rangers head to Fenway Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +283 and Boston at -318. The Rangers have a 41-44-7 over/under mark and a 46-46-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 54-38-0 against the run line and have a 44-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 41-44-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-46-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 44-45-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 54-38-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/05/18 P Chris Martin Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/16/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (04/30)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/08/18 P Brian Johnson Hip 10-day DL (07/05)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
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 Rangers have a 40-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 59 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 295 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 857 base hits and 419 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 260 batters and struck out 671. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 98 hits this season in 335 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 139. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 337 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .454. The Rangers have 731 hits, including 149 doubles and 104 home runs. Texas has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 863 times as a unit. They have left 636 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 63-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.36, Chris Sale has a 9-4 record and a 0.89 WHIP this season. He has 176 strikeouts over the 122 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 316 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 725 base knocks and 326 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 887 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 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .331 with an OBP of .394. He has 110 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 332 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .654 with an OPS+ of 175. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 100 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Red Sox as a unit have 868 base hits, including 199 doubles and 130 homers. Boston has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 706 occasions. They have had 636 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 494 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +283
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