Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 4/15/2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Hector Velazquez
The Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park on Monday, April 15, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Orioles and Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +225 and Boston at -245. The Orioles have a 11-4-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 2-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-4-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 10-4-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 2-13-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
04/09/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 C Austin Wynns Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/14/19 LF Andrew Benintendi Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/14/19 1B Mitch Moreland Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 19.29 and a WHIP of 3.21 this season. He has given up 13 hits. He's allowed 25.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 15.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.46 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .309 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.41. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 154 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 106. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.61 and their FIP as a unit is 6.90.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jesus Sucre is hitting .206 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 7 hits this season in 34 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .235 and an OPS+ of 37. Trey Mancini is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 59 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .712. The Orioles have 117 hits, including 20 doubles and 15 home runs. Baltimore has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 128 times as a unit. They have left 93 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 71 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 5-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.79, Hector Velazquez has a 0-0 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 9.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.27. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 128 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.53 while their FIP as a staff is 5.47.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 16th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .346. He has 13 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .702 with an OPS+ of 176. J.D. Martinez is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 18 hits in 57 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Red Sox as a unit have 123 base hits, including 28 doubles and 16 homers. Boston has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 113 occasions. They have had 103 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +225
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