Boston Red Sox at Colorado Rockies Expert MLB Picks 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Peter Lambert
Coors Field is the venue where Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (59-73, 5th in NL West) will play the Boston Red Sox (70-62, 3rd in AL East) on Wednesday. The Rockies open this matchup at +150 while the Red Sox are priced at -160. The O/U has been set at 13.5.
The Red Sox have been pretty good for MLB wagerers, having gone 70-62-0 SU. Colorado covers 44.7% of the time, going 59-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a very good Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 75-53-4.
The Red Sox are covering 56.2% of the time on the road, having gone 36-28-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado covers 54.0% of the time at Coors Field, going 34-29-0 SU.
The Rockies have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under wagerers, having gone 65-61-6.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/25/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/25/2019 Andrew Benintendi LF Side Probable for Aug 27
8/23/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/23/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/20/2019 Steven Wright RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
8/11/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/26/2019 Raimel Tapia LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/26/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/25/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/22/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 70-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 15-5 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 155 strikeouts over his 160.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 605 hitters and walked 233 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,147 base hits and 616 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,308. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Boston is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 171 hits this season in 525 at bats with 103 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 141. Mookie Betts is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 513 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Red Sox have 1,299 hits, including 297 doubles and 204 home runs. Boston has walked 484 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 964 men on base and have a team OPS of .825. They score 5.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 757 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 59-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.40, Peter Lambert has a 2-4 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 70.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 483 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 434 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,274 base knocks and 720 earned runs this season. They have given up 207 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 463 hitters and struck out 1,040 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.01.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .365. He has 150 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 492 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 120. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 152 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Rockies as a unit have 1,229 base hits, including 272 doubles and 173 homers. Colorado has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out on 1,205 occasions. They have had 861 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 693 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (+150)
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