Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks 4/16/2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. James Paxton
The Boston Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and James Paxton for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -110 and New York at +100. The Red Sox have a 10-5-1 over/under record and a 3-13-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 10-5-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 3-13-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 7-8-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/15/19 LF Andrew Benintendi Foot is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/15/19 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Flu is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/12/19 C Gary Sanchez Leg 10-day IL (04/12)
04/03/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 6-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 72 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.8. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 144 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 138. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 5.22.
As a team Boston is hitting .241, good for 16th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 20 hits this season in 60 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 157. Mitch Moreland is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .702. The Red Sox have 130 hits, including 30 doubles and 17 home runs. Boston has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 122 times as a unit. They have left 109 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 73 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, James Paxton has a 1-2 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 58 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 142 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .412. He has 15 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 149. Gleyber Torres is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 17 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Yankees as a unit have 123 base hits, including 19 doubles and 26 homers. New York has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 133 occasions. They have had 105 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 73 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees +100
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