Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-164) Baltimore (+151)
Oriole Park is the site where Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (15-16, 5th in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (18-13, 1st in AL East) on Friday. The Red Sox open this matchup at -164 while the Orioles are priced at +151. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Harvey.
The Red Sox have accumulated 68 two-baggers as a team and have hit 38 baseballs out of the park. Boston has a slugging percentage of .443 and have struck out 257 times, while taking a walk on 89 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 3rd in MLB. They have accumulated 139 runs batted in in addition to 274 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .263. They have 154 runs while holding a team OBP of .328.
Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and 131 runs (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 105 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.26 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.88 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.86 this year (11th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 302 hitters.
The Red Sox have sent 104 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 40 base runners this year and 35.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 8 saves on the season and have blown 4 out of their 12 save opportunities. The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. The relievers have recorded 19 holds on the year (7th in baseball). Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 28 times and also have had 42 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have earned a total of 820 putouts so far this season, as well as 272 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which has them sitting 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 218 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 66.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,460 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 29th in MLB.
Rodriguez has taken the hill for 727 frames and is sitting with 738 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.04 (326 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.286. He has surrendered 685 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 250 walks. Rodriguez (55-31 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 3,085 opposing batters in the majors.
Baltimore has recorded 32 long balls this year as well as 113 runs batted in. They have put up 50 doubles, while walking 82 times and scoring 120 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an on-base percentage of .287 and a batting average of .228 on the year. The Orioles have a team slugging % of .373 and they average 3.87 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have been rung up on 284 occasions (11th in the league) and have accounted for 236 hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.239 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.59 (259 strikeouts against 100 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 236. They have yielded 42 homers and they yield 4.18 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 126 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.98 (120 earned runs relinquished).
Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 14 save chances and they have tallied 8 saves. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 106 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 44 times in high leverage situations and also on 45 occasions with runners on. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% of 67 inherited runners. With 32 save situations, the Orioles have earned 17 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
Out of their 2,445 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (4th in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 18 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Orioles have accrued 264 assists, 15 errors and are sitting with 815 putouts on the campaign.
Harvey (47-53 career mark) has earned a 4.14 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has faced 3,651 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 400 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.249 and a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Harvey has given up 840 base hits while totaling 794 punch outs in 869 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+151) and under 9 runs
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