Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+210) Boston (-286)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (38-75, 5th in AL East) head to Fenway Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (66-51, 2nd in AL East). The line on this matchup has the Orioles priced at +210 and the Red Sox are at -286. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Jorge Lopez and Chris Sale.
The Orioles have compiled 190 doubles as a squad and have knocked 135 baseballs out of the stadium. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .403 and have been rung up 980 times, while drawing a walk on 314 occasions. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in the league. They have compiled 448 runs batted in as well as 906 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .240. They have earned 468 runs while having a team OBP of .303.
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The Orioles have compiled a team earned run average of 5.65 over the course of the season (30th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 922 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.48. Orioles pitchers have given up 166 home runs and also 644 runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 400 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.87 as a team this season.
The Orioles relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 51.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. The relievers have inherited 233 base runners on the year and 38.6% of those players ended up scoring. Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 145 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 386 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen have accumulated 44 holds for the year (28th in MLB). They have earned 18 saves so far this year and have missed out on 17 of their 35 save opportunities.
The Orioles have turned 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,805 innings on the diamond, ranking them 29th in pro baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated 2,935 putouts this season, as well as 921 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which has them ranked 7th in baseball, and they have twisted 776 double plays.
Lopez has thrown 336 innings and is sitting with 284 punch outs thus far in his career. Lopez (12-29 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.08 while he has gone up against 1,501 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.94 (222 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.534. He has allowed 384 base knocks (10.3 hits per nine innings) and has 132 walks.
Boston has 144 home runs for the year as well as 543 runs batted in. They have hit 244 doubles, while getting a free base 343 times as well as scoring 576 runs. The Boston Red Sox have recorded an on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .258 over the course of the season. The Red Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .437 and they are earning 4.92 runs per contest (8th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,015 instances (15th in the league) and have recorded 1,018 hits.
The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.388 and have a FIP of 3.97 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,021. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 542 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.36 (495 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.76 (1,092 strikeouts vs 396 walks). They have allowed 126 long balls and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
Sitting with 126 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 69 holds and also 17 blown saves. Boston has had relievers enter the contest in 53 save chances and they have earned 36 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 129 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 187 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in the league with a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have sent 388 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 107 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in the majors). The Red Sox have recorded 1,024 assists, 76 errors and have 3,064 putouts this season. In their 9,192 innings on the field, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.7% (30th in baseball).
Sale (109-73 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.03 ERA and has conceded 7.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.37 and he has faced 6,544 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 548 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.035 and having a FIP of 2.9. So far in his MLB career, Sale has surrendered 1,312 hits and he has 2,007 strikeouts in 1,629 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+210)
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