Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees MLB Picks & Predictions 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. James Paxton
Yankee Stadium is the site where Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (67-39, 1st in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (59-49, 3rd in AL East) on Friday.
The Red Sox have been a decent bet for wagerers, having gone 59-50-0 SU. The Yankees cover 63.5% of the time, going 68-39-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been an excellent Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 65-41-3.
Boston covers 59.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 32-22-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York covers 68.4% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 39-18-0 SU.
The Yankees have been an excellent Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 59-44-4.
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Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/31/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/27/2019 Brian Johnson RP Infection Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/20/2019 Steven Wright RP Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/18/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/31/2019 DJ LeMahieu 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/31/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/31/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/31/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/30/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/30/2019 Gary Sanchez C Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/28/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/27/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/25/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Brett Gardner CF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/22/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 59-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 128.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 489 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 966 base hits and 516 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out 1,112. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
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As a team Boston is hitting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 122 hits this season in 424 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 130. Rafael Devers is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Red Sox have 1,082 hits, including 239 doubles and 166 home runs. Boston has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 916 times as a unit. They have left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .823. They score 5.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 636 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 67-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.72, James Paxton has a 5-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 460 batters and walked 163 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 937 base knocks and 464 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 325 hitters and struck out 993 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .397. He has 53 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 137. Gleyber Torres is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 106 hits in 369 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .499. The Yankees as a unit have 985 base hits, including 183 doubles and 180 homers. New York has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out on 951 occasions. They have had 702 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They have scored 5.79 runs per game and totaled 619 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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