Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. J.A. Happ
The Boston Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox and J.A. Happ for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +114 and New York at -124. The Red Sox have a 10-6-1 over/under record and a 3-14-0 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 10-6-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 3-14-0 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
04/16/19 LF Andrew Benintendi Foot is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs New York Yankees
04/16/19 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Flu is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs New York Yankees
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
04/16/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 10-day IL (04/16)
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 6-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 8.40 and a WHIP of 1.87 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 26 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 5.93. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 154 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 65 batters and struck out 147. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.28.
As a team Boston is hitting .236, good for 20th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 13 hits this season in 51 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .647 and an OPS+ of 151. J.D. Martinez is hitting .344 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Red Sox have 134 hits, including 31 doubles and 17 home runs. Boston has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 126 times as a unit. They have left 113 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 74 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.76, J.A. Happ has a 0-2 record and a 1.95 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 12.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 13.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.47. 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 10th 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 21st 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 3.83.
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 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .349. He has 17 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 130. Aaron Judge is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 15 hits in 54 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .519. 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 -124
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