Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks & Predictions 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Andrew Cashner
The Boston Red Sox visit Oriole Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -245 and Baltimore at +225. The Red Sox have a 20-15-1 over/under record and a 14-22-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 15-20-0 against the run line and have a 19-15-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 20-15-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 14-22-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-15-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 15-20-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/06/19 P David Price Elbow 10-day IL (05/03)
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
05/07/19 3B Renato Nunez Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Boston Red Sox
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 17-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 155 hitters and walked 56 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 294 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 346. They have walked 3.6 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 4.37.
As a team Boston is hitting .248, good for 12th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 38 hits this season in 132 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 133. J.D. Martinez is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Red Sox have 299 hits, including 64 doubles and 42 home runs. Boston has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 283 times as a unit. They have left 249 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 13-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.71, Andrew Cashner has a 4-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.03 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.7 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 5.61. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 329 base knocks and 191 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 264 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.97.
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 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .327. He has 39 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 105. Trey Mancini is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 41 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .560. The Orioles as a unit have 289 base hits, including 52 doubles and 37 homers. Baltimore has walked 94 times this year and they have struck out on 297 occasions. They have had 232 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -245
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