New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rick Porcello
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox (76-65, 3rd in AL East) host the New York Yankees (92-50, 1st in AL East) at Fenway Park on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The Red Sox open this matchup at +105 while the Yankees are priced at -115. The over/under has been set at 11.
The Yankees have been a strong bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 92-50-0 SU. The Red Sox cover 53.9% of the time, going 76-65-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 75-62-5.
New York is covering 56.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 37-28-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox cover 51.4% of the time at Fenway Park, going 36-34-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a strong Over pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 78-59-4.
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Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/6/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/6/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/6/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/6/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/6/2019 Cameron Maybin LF Wrist Probable for Sep 7
9/5/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/1/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Thairo Estrada 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/1/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2019 David Hale RP Back Out for the season
8/30/2019 Gio Urshela 3B Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/27/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/22/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/11/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
9/5/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Oblique Out for the season
9/5/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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
8/23/2019 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 Yankees have a 92-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 133 strikeouts over his 163 innings pitched and he's given up 162 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 511 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 617 hitters and walked 230 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,201 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 225 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,315. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team New York is hitting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 86 hits this season in 317 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 134. Gleyber Torres is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 136 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 483 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Yankees have 1,309 hits, including 246 doubles and 264 home runs. New York has walked 498 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,240 times as a unit. They have left 916 men on base and have a team OPS of .828. They score 5.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 817 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 76-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.63, Rick Porcello has a 12-11 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 122 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 177 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 661 batters and walked 262 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,226 base knocks and 656 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 514 hitters and struck out 1,406 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .388. He has 160 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 553 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 132. Rafael Devers is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 178 hits in 563 at bats while driving in 107 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 315 doubles and 222 homers. Boston has walked 522 times this year and they have struck out on 1,181 occasions. They have had 1,019 men left on base and have an OPS of .823. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 807 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-115)
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