Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 9/4/2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (85-52, 1st in AL Central) travel to Fenway Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (74-63, 3rd in AL East). The line on this matchup has the Twins coming in at +120 and the Red Sox are at -130. The O/U has been set at 11.
The Twins have been excellent for MLB wagerers, having gone 85-52-0 SU. Boston covers 54.0% of the time, going 74-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a great Over choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 72-58-7.
Minnesota covers 66.7% of the time on the road, having gone 46-23-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston covers 51.5% of the time at Fenway Park, going 34-32-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a great Over choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 78-55-4.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/2/2019 Mitch Garver C Jaw Probable for Sep 3
9/2/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Abdomen Probable for Sep 3
9/1/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Kyle Gibson SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
9/1/2019 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Steven Wright RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/31/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/23/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/11/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 85-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 163 strikeouts over his 169 innings pitched and he's given up 165 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 153 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,237 base hits and 573 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 1,212. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 128 hits this season in 497 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 127. Jorge Polanco is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 167 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 548 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Twins have 1,333 hits, including 275 doubles and 269 home runs. Minnesota has walked 434 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,132 times as a unit. They have left 942 men on base and have a team OPS of .842. They score 5.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 814 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 74-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 16-5 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 160 strikeouts over the 165.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 163 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 639 batters and walked 250 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,205 base knocks and 645 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 492 hitters and struck out 1,364 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .387. He has 154 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 537 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .507 with an OPS+ of 128. Rafael Devers is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 176 hits in 548 at bats while driving in 104 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,346 base hits, including 308 doubles and 216 homers. Boston has walked 505 times this year and they have struck out on 1,150 occasions. They have had 998 men left on base and have an OPS of .826. They have scored 5.76 runs per game and totaled 789 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (+120)
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