Boston Red Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks & Predictions 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Zack Godley
The Boston Red Sox visit Chase Field on Friday, April 5, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -139 and Arizona at +129. The Red Sox have a 5-2-0 over/under record and a 1-6-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 4-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 1-6-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-3-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
03/28/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 1B Steve Pearce Calf 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/04/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Boston Red Sox
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 13.50 and a WHIP of 3.75 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 2.2 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 20.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 10.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.74. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 59 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 62. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 6.36.
As a team Boston is hitting .233, good for 17th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 6 hits this season in 21 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 191. J.D. Martinez is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 28 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Red Sox have 57 hits, including 14 doubles and 7 home runs. Boston has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 58 times as a unit. They have left 49 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.81, Zack Godley has a 0-1 record and a 1.88 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.91 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .310 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 10.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 7.14. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 72 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 54 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.71 while their FIP as a staff is 7.09.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .526 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.7 hits per contest. Christian Walker comes into this matchup batting .368 with an OBP of .400. He has 7 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 19 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .947 with an OPS+ of 240. Adam Jones is hitting .364 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 12 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .727. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 75 base hits, including 22 doubles and 14 homers. Arizona has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 63 occasions. They have had 48 men left on base and have an OPS of .850. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -139
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