Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Sox (+165) Yankees (-190)
Mitch Moreland and the Boston Red Sox (3-5, 5th in AL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (5-1, 1st in AL East). The Red Sox open this game at +165 while the Yankees are priced at -190. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Matt Hall and James Paxton.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/31/2020 Mitch Moreland 1B Leg Probable for Aug 1
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 Luis Cessa RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/31/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Forearm Out for the season
7/31/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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 3-5 overall record this season. Hall has taken the ball for 34 innings and has accumulated 35 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 9.53 (36 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 2.059. He has given up 50 base knocks (13.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 20 free passes. Hall (0-2 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.08 and he has gone up against 175 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 12 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. Mitch Moreland is hitting .357 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 5 hits this season in 14 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .857 and an OPS+ of 222. Christian Vazquez is hitting .421 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .450. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 312 while his slugging percentage is at 1.105. 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 5-1 overall mark this year. Paxton (56-33 mark in his career) has a 3.53 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.59 and he has gone up against 3,044 batters during his pro baseball career. During his career, Paxton has allowed 666 base knocks while he has accumulated 804 punchouts in 734 innings pitched. He has allowed 288 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 8 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. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .600. He has 8 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of 1.000 with an OPS+ of 346. Aaron Judge is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 5 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .632. 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 (-190)
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