Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Atlanta (+110)
Tucker Davidson and the Atlanta Braves (30-33, 3rd in NL East) play the Boston Red Sox (39-27, 2nd in AL East) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The Braves open this contest at +110 while the Red Sox are priced at -135. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Eduardo Rodriguez and Tucker Davidson.
Boston is slugging .433 and have been rung up 586 times, while taking a walk on 176 occasions. They have amassed 304 runs batted in in addition to 566 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .254. The Red Sox have recorded 143 two-baggers as a team and have hit 81 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 327 runs and have an on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are recording 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 64 home runs and 298 total runs (17th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 234 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a team for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. The Red Sox have a team ERA of 4.25 so far this year (17th in the league), and the staff has rung up 622 batters.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 69.0% and has entered the game in 71 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 100 base runners on the year with 33.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Red Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 63 times and also have had 75 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 213 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have a total of 41 holds so far this year (6th in baseball). They have compiled 20 saves for the season and have blown 9 out of their 29 chances to save the game.
The Boston Red Sox have earned 1,741 putouts so far this season, in addition to 596 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which is 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 467 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 65.1% of balls in play into outs out of 5,223 innings on the diamond, ranking them 30th in MLB.
Rodriguez has thrown 761 innings and has accounted for 777 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Rodriguez (56-35 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.93 while he has faced 3,245 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.19 (355 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.309. He has surrendered 733 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 264 walks.
Atlanta is sitting with 93 home runs on the campaign to go along with 288 runs batted in. They have 101 two-baggers, while walking 224 times as well as putting up 301 runs. The Atlanta Braves have an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .236 for the year. The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .427 and they are recording 4.78 runs per contest (9th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 594 occasions (12th in the league) and have recorded 488 hits.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.327 with a FIP of 4.29 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 (565 strikeouts vs 219 free passes). They are currently ranked 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 516. They have conceded 78 long balls and they concede 4.92 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 303 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.34 (267 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.2% out of their 94 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 103 times in high leverage situations and also on 61 occasions with runners on. With 67 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 42 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have sent 234 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 24 save chances and they have recorded 13 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 42 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (11th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 586 assists, 37 errors and have earned 1,662 putouts for the year. In their 4,986 innings played, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in MLB).
Davidson (0-1 career mark) holds a 2.33 earned run average while allowing 6.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.45 and he has gone up against 83 batters so far in his career. He has allowed a total of 5 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.241 and a FIP of 4.6. In his pro baseball career, Davidson has surrendered 13 hits while he has accumulated 16 punch outs in 19 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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