Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees MLB Picks & Predictions 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Domingo German
Yankee Stadium is the site where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (36-19, 1st in AL East) will take on the Boston Red Sox (29-27, 3rd in AL East) on Friday. The Red Sox open this matchup at +102 while the Yankees are coming in at -112. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Red Sox have been a solid option for baseball wagerers, having gone 29-27-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 65.5% of the time, going 36-19-0 straight up. The Yankees have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 32-13-0 SU. Boston is covering 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 4-4-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a bad Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 32-22-2.
The Red Sox are covering 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 15-15-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York is covering 63.3% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 19-11-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a bad Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 29-23-3.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
5/29/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/29/2019 Brian Johnson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/23/2019 Tyler Thornburg RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/7/2019 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least May 30
4/23/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 12
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
5/28/2019 Aaron Judge RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/26/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/26/2019 Didi Gregorius SS Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/23/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/22/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
5/21/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
5/20/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/15/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
5/12/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
4/21/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
4/4/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
3/23/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 29-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 66 strikeouts over his 60.2 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 243 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 451 base hits and 247 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 541. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Boston is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 62 hits this season in 213 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 131. J.D. Martinez is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 191 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Red Sox have 506 hits, including 106 doubles and 82 home runs. Boston has walked 227 times so far this season and they have struck out 456 times as a unit. They have left 406 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 303 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 36-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Domingo German has a 9-1 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 60.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 427 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 527 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .330. He has 59 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 128. Luke Voit is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 53 hits in 202 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Yankees as a unit have 478 base hits, including 78 doubles and 90 homers. New York has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 474 occasions. They have had 356 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 296 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +102
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