San Francisco Giants at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks and Tips 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (72-78, 3rd in NL West) go to Fenway Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (79-70, 3rd in AL East). The Giants open this game at +145 while the Red Sox are coming in at -155. The total opens at 10.5.
The Giants have been decent for wagerers, having gone 72-78-0 SU. Boston is covering 53.0% of the time, going 79-70-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 71-71-8.
San Francisco is covering 52.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 39-36-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston is covering 49.3% of the time at Fenway Park, going 36-37-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a terrible Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 80-65-4.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/15/2019 Jaylin Davis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Tony Watson RP Wrist Out for the season
9/13/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/12/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/7/2019 Zach Green 3B Hip Out for the season
9/6/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Out for the season
9/3/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
9/16/2019 Steven Wright RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/15/2019 Mookie Betts RF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Brock Holt 2B Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/14/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/5/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Oblique Out for the season
9/1/2019 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
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 Giants have a 72-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 10-12 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 133 strikeouts over his 169.1 innings pitched and he's given up 145 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 543 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,292 base hits and 655 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 462 batters and struck out 1,241. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 146 hits this season in 562 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 90. Brandon Belt is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 493 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Giants have 1,230 hits, including 281 doubles and 158 home runs. San Francisco has walked 435 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,309 times as a unit. They have left 973 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 634 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 79-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.44, Jhoulys Chacin has a 3-10 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 696 batters and walked 288 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 4.63. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,299 base knocks and 693 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,483 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .363. He has 183 hits this year along with 107 RBI in 589 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 132. J.D. Martinez is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 163 hits in 539 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,426 base hits, including 325 doubles and 228 homers. Boston has walked 540 times this year and they have struck out on 1,252 occasions. They have had 1,066 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.58 runs per game and totaled 831 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+145)
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