Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Sox (+166) Yankees (-176)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Luke Voit and the New York Yankees (12-6, 1st in AL East) will take on the Boston Red Sox (6-12, 5th in AL East) on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Red Sox coming in at +166 and the Yankees are at -176. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Nathan Eovaldi and Gerrit Cole.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/13/2020 Xander Bogaerts SS Lower Body Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/13/2020 Josh Taylor RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/13/2020 Andrew Benintendi LF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/11/2020 Darwinzon Hernandez RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/1/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Out for the season
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
8/12/2020 Aaron Judge RF Lower Body Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/9/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/8/2020 Kyle Higashioka C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 6-12 overall record this season. Eovaldi has taken the mound for 939 innings and is sitting with 734 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.29 (448 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.364. He has conceded 984 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 297 free passes. Eovaldi (47-55 career record) has a FIP of 4.04 while he has faced 4,023 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 91 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 169 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.55 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Boston is hitting .249, good for 9th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 15 hits this season in 67 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 94. Jackie Bradley Jr is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 53 while his slugging percentage is at .264. The Red Sox have 153 hits, including 30 doubles and 23 home runs. Boston has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 164 times as a unit. They have left 116 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 12-6 overall mark this year. So far in his MLB career, Cole has given up 1,050 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,362 K's in 1,217 innings. He has given up a total of 435 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.126 and having a FIP of 3.1. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.26 and he has gone up against 4,931 hitters during his career. Cole (97-52 career mark) is the owner of a 3.22 earned run average and has given up 7.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 123 base knocks and 69 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 151 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Luke Voit comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .339. He has 14 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 153. Gio Urshela is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 15 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Yankees as a unit have 143 base hits, including 25 doubles and 31 homers. New York has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 94 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees (-176)
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