Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks Against the Spread 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. David Price
J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox (50-41, 3rd in AL East) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (60-33, 1st in NL West) at Fenway Park on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The Red Sox open this contest at +108 while the Dodgers are priced at -118. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Dodgers have been great for wagerers, having gone 60-33-0 SU. Boston covers 54.9% of the time, going 50-41-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been great for wagerers as a favorite, going 60-31-0 SU. Boston covers 43.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 7-9-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a good Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 44-44-5.
The Dodgers cover 52.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-21-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston covers 51.2% of the time at Fenway Park, going 21-20-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been an excellent Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 51-37-3.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/3/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/1/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/28/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/12/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/12/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/12/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/2/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/29/2019 Brian Johnson RP Infection Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 60-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 1.73 and a WHIP of 0.91 this season. He has 99 strikeouts over his 109 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 288 hitters and walked 97 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 695 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 203 batters and struck out 831. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 81 hits this season in 309 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 131. Cody Bellinger is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .433. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 321 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .688. The Dodgers have 823 hits, including 165 doubles and 147 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 349 times so far this season and they have struck out 738 times as a unit. They have left 687 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 481 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 50-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.24, David Price has a 7-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 83.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 423 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 791 base knocks and 417 earned runs this season. They have given up 117 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 926 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .372. He has 96 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 320 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 133. Rafael Devers is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 114 hits in 349 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Red Sox as a unit have 882 base hits, including 188 doubles and 134 homers. Boston has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 759 occasions. They have had 667 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 517 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox +108
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