Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/14/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Chris Sale
The Colorado Rockies visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +220 and Boston at -240. The Rockies have a 21-17-2 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 18-23-0 against the run line and have a 24-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 21-17-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 19-21-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 24-16-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 18-23-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/05/19 P Harrison Musgrave Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/17/19 RF Noel Cuevas Quad 10-day IL (04/16)
04/03/19 P Jake McGee Knee 10-day IL (04/02)
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/06/19 P David Price Elbow 10-day IL (05/03)
05/03/19 SS Tzu-Wei Lin Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 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)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 19-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.84 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 37 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 368 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 334. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Colorado is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Rockies hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 51 hits this season in 160 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 134. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .573. The Rockies have 350 hits, including 84 doubles and 51 home runs. Colorado has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 378 times as a unit. They have left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 22-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Chris Sale has a 1-5 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 396 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .410. He has 43 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 141. J.D. Martinez is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 47 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Red Sox as a unit have 351 base hits, including 72 doubles and 54 homers. Boston has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 327 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 220 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -240
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