Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. David Price
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Fenway Park on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Rays and David Price for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +125 and Boston at -135. The Rays have a 11-13-1 over/under record and a 16-9-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 7-18-0 against the run line and have a 14-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 11-13-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-9-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 14-10-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 7-18-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/25/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist left last game, is out
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Eduardo Nunez Back 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 16-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.07. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 182 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 249. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .420. He has 28 hits this season in 92 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 141. Brandon Lowe is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 86 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .581. The Rays have 226 hits, including 45 doubles and 33 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 251 times as a unit. They have left 192 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 10-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, David Price has a 1-1 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.58. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 225 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 238 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 20th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .430. He has 32 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 93 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 154. Mookie Betts is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 23 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Red Sox as a unit have 197 base hits, including 42 doubles and 27 homers. Boston has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 197 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +125
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