Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 8/12/2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Zach Plesac
Progressive Field is the site where Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (70-47, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Boston Red Sox (62-57, 3rd in AL East) on Monday.
The Red Sox have been a solid play for baseball wagerers, having gone 62-57-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 59.8% of the time, going 70-47-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a strong Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 71-45-3.
The Red Sox are covering 55.2% of the time away from home, having gone 32-26-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 61.3% of the time at Progressive Field, going 38-24-0 SU.
The Indians have been a strong Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 49-64-4.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/10/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Knee Out for the season
8/8/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/7/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
8/6/2019 Steven Wright RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/10/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/6/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/5/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/4/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/4/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/2/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 62-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 13-5 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 140 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 537 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,064 base hits and 579 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 1,197. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Boston is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 132 hits this season in 466 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 127. Rafael Devers is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 149 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Red Sox have 1,171 hits, including 260 doubles and 186 home runs. Boston has walked 439 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,011 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 688 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 70-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.13, Zach Plesac has a 6-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 915 base knocks and 421 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 325 hitters and struck out 1,100 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Indians hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .353. He has 122 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 124. Carlos Santana is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 114 hits in 408 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Indians as a unit have 975 base hits, including 208 doubles and 155 homers. Cleveland has walked 405 times this year and they have struck out on 944 occasions. They have had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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