Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks & Predictions 5/7/2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. David Hess
The Boston Red Sox visit Oriole Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and David Hess for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -160 and Baltimore at +150. The Red Sox have a 20-14-1 over/under record and a 14-21-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 14-20-0 against the run line and have a 19-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 20-14-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 14-21-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-14-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-20-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/03/19 SS Tzu-Wei Lin Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/27)
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 17-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 286 base hits and 159 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 339. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Boston is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 42 hits this season in 127 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 137. Mookie Betts is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Red Sox have 296 hits, including 63 doubles and 42 home runs. Boston has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 277 times as a unit. They have left 246 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 12-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.34, David Hess has a 1-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.11 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 136 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.74. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 326 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 258 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 6.10.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Orioles hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .388. He has 41 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 158. Jonathan Villar is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 38 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Orioles as a unit have 281 base hits, including 51 doubles and 36 homers. Baltimore has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 290 occasions. They have had 225 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -160
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