Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres MLB Picks & Predictions 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Dinelson Lamet
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox (68-61, 3rd in AL East) go to Petco Park on Saturday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (59-67, 4th in NL West). The Red Sox open this contest at -101 while the Padres are priced at -109. The total has been set at 9.
The Red Sox have been decent for baseball bettors, having gone 68-61-0 SU. San Diego covers 46.8% of the time, going 59-67-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been an excellent Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 74-52-3.
The Red Sox are covering 55.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 34-27-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres are covering 46.8% of the time at Petco Park, going 29-33-0 SU.
The Padres have been a good Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 58-59-9.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/20/2019 Steven Wright RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/20/2019 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
8/18/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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 San Diego Padres Injuries
8/20/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/20/2019 Adrian Morejon RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Miguel Diaz RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/16/2019 Fernando Tatis SS Back Out for the season
8/16/2019 Ian Kinsler 2B Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/16/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Out for the season
8/13/2019 Carl Edwards RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/10/2019 Jose Castillo RP Finger Out for the season
8/10/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/7/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 68-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.69 and a WHIP of 1.62 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 589 hitters and walked 226 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,130 base hits and 609 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 456 batters and struck out 1,282. 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 4.26.
As a team Boston is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 142 hits this season in 501 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .501 and an OPS+ of 128. Rafael Devers is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 168 hits and he has driven in 102 men in 511 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The Red Sox have 1,271 hits, including 292 doubles and 200 home runs. Boston has walked 474 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,089 times as a unit. They have left 942 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 740 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 59-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Dinelson Lamet has a 2-2 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 521 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,093 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 344 hitters and struck out 1,124 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Padres hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .334. He has 126 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 110. Eric Hosmer is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 140 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Padres as a unit have 1,036 base hits, including 178 doubles and 188 homers. San Diego has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 1,224 occasions. They have had 773 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 564 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox (-101)
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