Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. David Price
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox (33-29, 3rd in AL East) play the Tampa Bay Rays (37-23, 2nd in AL East) at Fenway Park on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The Rays open this contest at +140 while the Red Sox are priced at -150. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Rays have been a very good choice for baseball bettors, having gone 37-23-0 SU. Boston is covering 53.2% of the time, going 33-29-0 straight up. The Red Sox have been a decent pick for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 29-24-0 SU. Tampa Bay has went 8-3-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 72.7% of the time.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a decent Under play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 26-30-4.
Tampa Bay is covering 69.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 20-9-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston is covering 53.8% of the time at Fenway Park, going 14-12-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a strong Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 35-25-2.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/5/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/4/2019 Michael Perez C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
6/2/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
5/26/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
6/7/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/6/2019 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
6/6/2019 J.D DH Back Probable for Jun 7
6/5/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/4/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/1/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/30/2019 Hector Velazquez RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 9
5/29/2019 Brian Johnson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/23/2019 Tyler Thornburg RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 37-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 268 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.99. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 439 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 579. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.32.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .260, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Brandon Lowe is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 55 hits this season in 202 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 121. Austin Meadows is hitting .349 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 169 at bats. His OPS+ is 183 while his slugging percentage is at .645. The Rays have 541 hits, including 112 doubles and 78 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 216 times so far this season and they have struck out 566 times as a unit. They have left 447 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 283 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 33-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, David Price has a 3-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 267 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 502 base knocks and 269 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 606 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .387. He has 64 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 123. J.D. Martinez is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 64 hits in 216 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Red Sox as a unit have 564 base hits, including 117 doubles and 89 homers. Boston has walked 250 times this year and they have struck out on 509 occasions. They have had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 338 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +140
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