Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 4/22/2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Chris Sale
The Detroit Tigers visit Fenway Park on Monday, April 22, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +214 and Boston at -233. The Tigers have a 7-12-0 over/under record and a 11-8-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 5-16-0 against the run line and have a 12-8-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 7-12-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 11-8-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 12-8-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 5-16-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/21/19 2B Josh Harrison Hand is questionable Sunday vs Chicago White Sox
04/18/19 LF Christin Stewart Quad 10-day IL (04/18)
04/17/19 P Matt Moore Knee is out for season
04/14/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (04/14)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/20/19 1B Mitch Moreland Back left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay Rays
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 9-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.26. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 138 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 166. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Detroit is hitting .215, good for 27th in the league. The Tigers hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 16 hits this season in 57 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 137. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Tigers have 136 hits, including 43 doubles and 10 home runs. Detroit has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 180 times as a unit. They have left 137 men on base and have a team OPS of .627. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 57 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 8-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.50, Chris Sale has a 0-4 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 94 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.81. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 188 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 184 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.15.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 21st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .432. He has 27 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 164. Mookie Betts is hitting .231 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 18 hits in 78 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Red Sox as a unit have 163 base hits, including 38 doubles and 23 homers. Boston has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 165 occasions. They have had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 89 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +214
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