Yankees at Red Sox ALDS Game 2 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. David Price
The New York Yankees visit Fenway Park on Saturday to play the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and David Price for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +157 and Boston at -175. The Yankees have a 80-76-7 over/under record and a 84-79-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 92-70-0 against the run line and have a 77-76-9 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 80-76-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 84-79-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 77-76-9 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 92-70-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/19/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 60-day DL (09/19)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/27/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder is out for season
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season
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 Yankees had a 100-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 159 strikeouts over his 156 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 753 hitters and walked 227 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,311 base hits and 611 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 494 batters and struck out 1,634. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.64.
As a team New York is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Yankees hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 164 hits this season in 617 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 126. Brett Gardner is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 530 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .368. The Yankees have 1,374 hits, including 269 doubles and 267 home runs. New York has walked 625 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,421 times as a unit. They have left 1,100 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 851 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston had a 108-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, David Price has a 16-7 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 177 strikeouts over the 176 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 628 batters and walked 245 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,306 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 512 hitters and struck out 1,558 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .366. He has 168 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 579 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 123. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 148 hits in 513 at bats while driving in 103 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,509 base hits, including 355 doubles and 208 homers. Boston has walked 569 times this year and they have struck out on 1,253 occasions. They have had 1,124 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 876 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees +157
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