Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Spencer Turnbull vs. Hector Velazquez
The Detroit Tigers visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers and Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and Boston at -128. The Tigers have a 7-13-0 over/under record and a 11-9-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 6-16-0 against the run line and have a 12-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 7-13-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 11-9-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 12-9-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 6-16-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
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 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 10-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 66 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. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 17 hits this season in 65 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 91. Niko Goodrum is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .509. 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 9-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.84, Hector Velazquez has a 0-1 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 33 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. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .330. He has 18 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 78 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 101. J.D. Martinez is hitting .351 this season and he has an OBP of .432. He has collected 27 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .571. 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 +118
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