New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Expert MLB Picks 7/26/2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Andrew Cashner
Fenway Park is the venue where Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox (56-47, 3rd in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (66-35, 1st in AL East) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Yankees coming in at -125 and the Red Sox are at +115. The over/under is set at 11.5.
The Yankees have been very good for MLB bettors, having gone 66-35-0 SU. Boston covers 54.4% of the time, going 56-47-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a great choice for wagerers as a favorite, going 59-24-0 SU. The Red Sox cover 41.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 7-10-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a bad Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 54-43-4.
The Yankees cover 59.1% of the time as a visitor, having gone 26-18-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox cover 51.1% of the time at Fenway Park, going 24-23-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a bad Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 59-41-3.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/24/2019 Gary Sanchez C Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/24/2019 Brett Gardner CF Knee Probable for Jul 25
7/23/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/22/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/20/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/15/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/12/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
6/30/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/24/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Back Probable for Jul 25
7/20/2019 Steven Wright RP Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/18/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/17/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
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 Yankees have a 66-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 108 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 447 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 855 base hits and 413 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 944. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team New York is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 102 hits this season in 346 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 132. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 384 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Yankees have 933 hits, including 166 doubles and 173 home runs. New York has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 894 times as a unit. They have left 664 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 588 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 56-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Andrew Cashner has a 9-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 468 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 903 base knocks and 483 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 1,044 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .374. He has 129 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 139. J.D. Martinez is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 109 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Red Sox as a unit have 995 base hits, including 212 doubles and 152 homers. Boston has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out on 861 occasions. They have had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .806. They have scored 5.65 runs per game and totaled 582 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox +115
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