New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 6/29/2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rick Porcello
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (52-28, 1st in AL East) head to London Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (44-38, 3rd in AL East). The Yankees open this contest at -159 while the Red Sox are priced at +128. The total opens at 10.5.
The Yankees have been strong for MLB bettors, having gone 52-28-0 SU. Boston is covering 53.7% of the time, going 44-38-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a very good choice for wagerers as favorites, going 45-19-0 SU. Boston is covering 46.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 6-7-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been an excellent Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 44-33-3.
New York is covering 60.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 21-14-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston is covering 50.0% of the time at Fenway Park, going 20-20-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been an excellent Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 45-34-3.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
6/27/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/24/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/23/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/21/2019 Domingo German SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
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
6/11/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/3/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
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
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
6/26/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/26/2019 Andrew Benintendi LF Leg Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/26/2019 Tyler Thornburg RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/25/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/25/2019 Brock Holt 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/24/2019 Heath Hembree RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/19/2019 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Hector Velazquez RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/15/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/8/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
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 52-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 98 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 347 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.3 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 4.08. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 661 base hits and 323 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 243 batters and struck out 747. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team New York is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 80 hits this season in 275 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 135. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Yankees have 712 hits, including 116 doubles and 134 home runs. New York has walked 294 times so far this season and they have struck out 698 times as a unit. They have left 520 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 447 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 44-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Rick Porcello has a 5-7 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 97 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 377 batters and walked 139 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 695 base knocks and 356 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 837 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .373. He has 100 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 311 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 132. J.D. Martinez is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 82 hits in 286 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Red Sox as a unit have 770 base hits, including 164 doubles and 115 homers. Boston has walked 320 times this year and they have struck out on 694 occasions. They have had 606 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 442 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -159
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