Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Fenway Park is the site where Garrett Richards and the Boston Red Sox (29-19, 1st in AL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (23-24, 2nd in NL East) on Tuesday.
As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have racked up 233 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .316. The Braves have accounted for 72 doubles as a unit and have hit 78 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 226 runs batted in in addition to 363 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .236. Atlanta is slugging .442 and have been called out on strikes 436 times, while being walked on 161 occasions.
Braves pitchers have surrendered 60 long balls and also 222 total runs (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 167 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.33 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.57 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. The Braves have an earned run average of 4.26 on the year (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 429 batters.
The Braves have sent 173 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 70 base runners so far this season with 30.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 8 saves this season and have missed out on 8 of their 16 save chances. The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 45 save situations. The relievers have earned 28 holds on the season (7th in baseball). Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 46 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Atlanta Braves have earned 1,243 putouts thus far, in addition to 434 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which is 4th in the majors, and they have twisted 345 double plays. The Braves have transformed 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of 3,729 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in professional baseball.
Morton (95-91 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.79 and he has gone up against 6,393 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,444 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 534 free passes. His earned run average is 4.10 (676 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.333. Morton has taken the ball for 1,484 frames and has 1,328 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .324 and a team batting average of .263 so far this season. They have struck out on 424 occasions (15th in baseball) and have recorded 432 base hits. Boston has compiled 65 HRs for the season to go along with 229 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a team SLG% of .450 and they are scoring 5.19 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have tallied 105 two-baggers, while taking a walk 132 times and scoring 249 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have allowed 202 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.91 (184 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 35 HR's and they allow 4.30 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.321 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.41 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.80 (454 strikeouts against 162 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 397.
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 21 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 154 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 64 times in high leverage situations in addition to 41 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.8% out of 64 inherited runners. With 52 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 31 holds and also 7 blown saves.
In their 3,810 innings on the field, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 66.3% (30th in the majors). The Boston Red Sox have turned 42 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 437 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 1,270 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Richards has conceded 768 hits while he has accumulated 745 strikeouts in 853 frames. Richards (51-43 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.63 earned run average and has given up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 344 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and he has gone up against 3,585 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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