Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Nick Pivetta and the Boston Red Sox (29-19, 2nd in AL East) host the Atlanta Braves (23-24, 2nd in NL East) at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
As a team, the Atlanta Braves are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB. They have racked up 233 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. The Braves have tallied 72 doubles as a squad and have hit 78 balls out of the park. They have 226 RBI's as well as 363 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .236. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .442 and have struck out 436 times, while drawing a walk on 161 occasions.
The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.26 so far this season (18th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 429 hitters. They have walked 167 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.33 as a squad for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Braves pitchers have yielded 60 home runs in addition to 222 total runs (21st in MLB).
The Braves relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 70 base runners over the course of the season and 30.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 46 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 173 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have earned 28 holds on the year (7th in baseball). They have earned 8 saves this year and have missed out on 8 of their 16 save chances.
The Atlanta Braves have a tally of 1,243 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 434 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 4th in MLB, and have a total of 345 double plays. The Braves have turned 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,729 innings on the field, which ranks them 22nd in the majors.
Smyly has thrown 747 frames and has totaled 747 K's during his career. Smyly (37-37 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.26 and he has faced 3,134 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.18 (347 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.261. He has conceded 705 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 238 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox have tallied an OBP of .324 and a team batting average of .263 for the season. They have been rung up on 424 occasions (15th in baseball) and have earned a total of 432 hits. Boston has 65 home runs for the season to go along with 229 RBIs. The Red Sox have a team SLG% of .450 and they score 5.19 runs per contest (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 105 doubles, while walking 132 times as well as putting up 249 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have allowed 202 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (184 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 35 homers and they relinquish 4.30 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.321 in addition to having a FIP of 3.41 as a team over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (454 strikeouts vs 162 walks). They sit at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 397.
With 52 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 31 holds and also 7 blown saves. Boston has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 21 save chances and they have tallied 14 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 64 times in high leverage situations in addition to 41 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.8% of 64 inherited runners. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 154 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 42 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (24th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have 437 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 1,270 putouts so far this season. In 3,810 innings played, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 66.3% (30th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Pivetta has allowed 463 base knocks while he has tallied 484 strikeouts in 454 innings pitched. Pivetta (26-30 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.21 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 263 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.410 and a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.73 and he has gone up against 1,967 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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