Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park is the venue where Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (15-16, 5th in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (19-13, 1st in AL East) on Saturday.
Boston owns a slugging percentage of .444 and have struck out 265 times, while being walked on 92 occasions. They have amassed 150 runs batted in in addition to 290 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average comes in at .267. The Red Sox have accumulated 72 doubles as a unit and have smacked 38 balls out of the park. They have a total of 166 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .332. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 5.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the league.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.99 on the year (16th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 311 hitters. They have walked 109 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.22 as a unit for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.31. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and 140 runs (18th in MLB).
The Red Sox relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.3% and stepped onto the hill in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 42 base runners on the year with 38.1% of those runners earned a run for their team. Red Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 29 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 109 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 19 holds on the year (7th in baseball). They have 9 saves so far this year and have blown 5 out of their 14 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have converted 66.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,541 innings on the diamond, ranking them 29th in the majors. The Boston Red Sox have a total of 847 putouts so far this season, in addition to 286 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .978 which has them sitting 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 221 double plays.
Richards (48-43 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.69 and he has gone up against 3,506 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 748 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 305 free passes. His earned run average is 3.65 (338 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.264. Richards has taken the ball for 833 innings and is sitting with 731 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an OBP of .287 and a batting average of .228 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 284 occasions (12th in the league) and have tallied 236 hits. Baltimore is sitting with 32 HRs on the campaign as well as 113 RBIs. The Orioles hold a slugging % of .373 and they tally 3.87 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have 50 two-baggers, while getting a free base 82 times as well as earning 120 runs.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.239 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a staff over the course of the season. They rank 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 236. The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 126 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.98 (120 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (259 strikeouts vs 100 walks). They have conceded 42 long balls and they give up 4.18 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Sitting with 32 save situations, the Orioles have earned 17 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 14 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves. Their relievers have come in 44 times in high leverage situations and also on 45 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of 67 inherited runners. They rank 21st in baseball with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 106 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 18 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in baseball). The Orioles have recorded 264 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 815 putouts for the year. Out of their 2,445 innings on the field, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (4th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Akin has allowed 27 base hits while he has totaled 35 strikeouts in 25 frames. Akin (1-2 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.56 earned run average while conceding 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.442 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.50 and he has gone up against 116 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore
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