Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Tyler Glasnow
The Boston Red Sox visit Tropicana Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +111 and Tampa Bay at -121. The Red Sox have a 11-8-1 over/under record and a 4-16-0 run line mark. The Rays are 14-6-0 against the run line and have a 8-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 11-8-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 4-16-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-11-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-6-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Eduardo Nunez Back 10-day IL (04/18)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/20/19 C Mike Zunino Paternity List is out Saturday vs Boston Red Sox
04/16/19 P Blake Snell Toe 10-day IL (04/16)
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 7-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 0.95 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.85. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 173. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.17.
As a team Boston is hitting .232, good for 20th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 26 hits this season in 74 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 169. Mitch Moreland is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .629. The Red Sox have 155 hits, including 35 doubles and 22 home runs. Boston has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 83 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 14-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.13, Tyler Glasnow has a 4-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 94 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 140 base knocks and 54 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 202 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 2.94.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .404. He has 21 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 73 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 128. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 17 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Rays as a unit have 184 base hits, including 40 doubles and 27 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 197 occasions. They have had 159 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 99 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +111
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