Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+130) Atlanta (-167)
Truist Park is the venue where Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (30-33, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Boston Red Sox (40-27, 2nd in AL East) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Red Sox priced at +130 and the Braves are at -167. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Garrett Richards and Ian Anderson.
Boston owns a slugging percentage of .430 and have been rung up 593 times, while drawing a walk on 177 occasions. They have 306 RBI's in addition to 573 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .254. The Red Sox have hit 144 two-baggers as a team and have hit 81 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 329 runs and have an OBP of .314. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 4.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 7th in the league.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.20 for the year (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 632 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 235 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.80 as a unit on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have given up 65 long balls and 299 total runs (17th in baseball).
The Red Sox have dispatched 215 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 101 base runners so far this season with 32.7% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 20 saves so far this season and have missed out on 10 out of their 30 chances to save the game. The Red Sox relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. The relievers have earned 42 holds this year (6th in MLB). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 64 times and also have had 77 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have turned 65.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,304 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 30th in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox have 1,768 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 603 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them ranked 26th in pro baseball, and they have turned 475 double plays.
Richards (51-45 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.70 and he has faced 3,687 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 797 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 325 free passes. His earned run average is 3.66 (356 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.282. Richards has taken the hill for 875 innings and has accumulated 763 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Braves hold a team slugging % of .427 and they score 4.78 runs per game (9th in the league). They have hit 101 two-baggers, while taking a walk 224 times as well as scoring 301 runs. Atlanta has a total of 93 home runs for the year as well as 288 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 594 occasions (12th in the league) and have totaled 488 hits. The Atlanta Braves have compiled an OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .236 on the season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 303 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.34 (267 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 78 long balls and they allow 4.92 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.327 with a FIP of 4.29 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 (565 strikeouts against 219 walks). They rank 18th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 516.
With 67 save situations, the Braves have tallied 42 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 24 save chances and they have recorded 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 103 times in high leverage situations and also on 61 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.2% out of 94 inherited base runners. They are ranked 25th in baseball with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 234 relievers to the mound so far this year.
Out of their 4,986 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (21st in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 42 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in baseball). The Braves have accrued 586 assists, 37 errors and are sitting with 1,662 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 73 base knocks while he has earned 110 strikeouts in 98 frames. Anderson (7-5 career mark) has a 2.83 ERA while giving up 6.7 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 31 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.145 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has faced 413 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-167)
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