Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Sox (+180) Yankees (-208)
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (4-1, 1st in AL East) host the Boston Red Sox (3-4, 3rd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Red Sox open this game at +180 while the Yankees are coming in at -208. The over/under opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zack Godley and Masahiro Tanaka.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/30/2020 Mitch Moreland 1B Leg Probable for Jul 31
7/28/2020 Darwinzon Hernandez RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2020 Josh Taylor RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/26/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/7/2020 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/31/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2020 Luis Cessa RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/30/2020 Gleyber Torres SS Elbow Probable for Jul 31
7/29/2020 Masahiro Tanaka SP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 3-4 overall record this season. Godley (37-30 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.13 and he has gone up against 2,326 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.65 (279 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.359. He has surrendered 516 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 218 walks. Godley has taken the ball for 540 frames and has 521 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 67 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Boston is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Christian Vazquez is hitting .421 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 8 hits this season in 19 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.105 and an OPS+ of 312. Mitch Moreland is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 222 while his slugging percentage is at .857. The Red Sox have 68 hits, including 18 doubles and 8 home runs. Boston has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 54 times as a unit. They have left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 36 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 4-1 overall mark this year. In his career, Tanaka has given up 186 hits and he has 149 K's in 182 innings. He has surrendered 90 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.242 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.73 and he has faced 759 batters thus far in his career. Tanaka (11-9 career mark) has a 4.45 earned run average and has given up 9.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 32 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 14 hitters and struck out 37 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 21st in the league. The Yankees hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .333. He has 3 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 15 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 109. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .500 this season and he has an OBP of .600. He has collected 8 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 346 and a slugging percentage of 1.000. The Yankees as a unit have 35 base hits, including 6 doubles and 9 homers. New York has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out on 52 occasions. They have had 31 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 26 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees (-208)
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