Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park is the venue where Dean Kremer and the Baltimore Orioles (15-16, 5th in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (19-13, 1st in AL East) on Sunday.
Boston has a slugging rate of .444 and have struck out 265 times, while taking a walk on 92 occasions. They have accrued 150 runs batted in and 290 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .267. The Red Sox have tallied 72 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 38 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 166 runs while having a team OBP of .332. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 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 campaign (16th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 311 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 109 hitters and their FIP is 3.22 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 22 home runs in addition to 140 runs (18th in the league).
The Red Sox relievers have earned a save percentage of 64.3% and stepped onto the hill in 33 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 42 runners this year with 38.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Red Sox pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 29 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 109 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 19 holds on the campaign (7th in MLB). They have accumulated 9 saves on the season and have blown 5 of their 14 save opportunities.
The Boston Red Sox have 847 putouts thus far, as well as 286 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .978 which ranks 26th in the majors, and they have turned 221 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 66.0% of balls in play into outs out of 2,541 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Pivetta has taken the hill for 437 innings and has totaled 467 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 5.25 (255 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.421. He has surrendered 449 base knocks (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 172 free passes. Pivetta (25-30 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.52 and he has gone up against 1,896 hitters in the majors.
The Orioles hold a slugging % of .373 and they are earning 3.87 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have hit 50 two-baggers, while walking 82 times and putting up 120 runs. Baltimore has tallied 32 home runs on the season and 113 RBIs. They have struck out on 284 occasions (12th in the league) and have accounted for 236 base knocks. The Baltimore Orioles have compiled an OBP of .287 as well as a team batting average of .228 so far this year.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.239 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a unit on the year. They sit at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 236. The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 126 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.98 (120 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (259 strikeouts against 100 free passes). They have relinquished 42 long balls and they surrender 4.18 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.3% out of 67 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 44 times in high leverage situations and also on 45 occasions with runners on. With 32 save situations, the Orioles have earned 17 holds and also 6 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in baseball holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 106 relievers to the mound so far this season. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 14 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves.
Out of their 2,445 innings on the diamond, 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 professional baseball). The Orioles have 264 assists, 15 errors and have 815 putouts on the campaign.
Kremer (1-3 career mark) holds a 5.67 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and he has faced 177 hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 25 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.538 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his MLB career, Kremer has conceded 41 base hits while he has tallied 44 strikeouts in 39 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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