Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Rays (-130) Red Sox (+110)
Fenway Park is the site where Kevin Pillar and the Boston Red Sox (6-9, 4th in AL East) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (8-8, 3rd in AL East) on Tuesday. The Rays open this contest at -130 while the Red Sox are priced at +110. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jalen Beeks and Martin Perez.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/10/2020 Charlie Morton SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2020 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/6/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/5/2020 Randy Arozarena CF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/10/2020 Josh Taylor RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/10/2020 Rafael Devers 3B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/1/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Out for the season
7/28/2020 Darwinzon Hernandez RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 8-8 overall record this season. Beeks has thrown 165 innings and has 149 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.74 (87 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.489. He has conceded 179 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 67 free passes. Beeks (11-5 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.33 while he has faced 733 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 156. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .208, good for 28th in the league. The Rays hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Joey Wendle is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 10 hits this season in 35 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 134. Brandon Lowe is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Rays have 103 hits, including 29 doubles and 13 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 152 times as a unit. They have left 97 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 6-9 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Perez has conceded 1,052 hits while he has earned 608 punchouts in 941 frames. He has surrendered 492 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.485 and a FIP of 4.5. His SO/W ratio is 1.76 and he has gone up against 4,118 hitters in his pro baseball career. Perez (55-57 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.70 earned run average and has conceded 10.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 76 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 129 base knocks and 69 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 125 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 11th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .326. He has 13 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 121. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 15 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Red Sox as a unit have 120 base hits, including 27 doubles and 21 homers. Boston has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 138 occasions. They have had 97 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 63 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox (+110)
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