Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-200) Cleveland (+145)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (72-56, 3rd in AL East) go to Progressive Field on Friday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (62-62, 2nd in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Red Sox priced at -200 and the Indians are at +145. The O/U is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez and Logan Allen.
Boston has a slugging percentage of .445 and have struck out 1,084 times, while taking a walk on 388 occasions. They have accrued 607 runs batted in in addition to 1,121 base knocks for the season, while their batting average sits at .260. The Red Sox have tallied 266 two-baggers as a team and have hit 166 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 643 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .325. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which is 5th in baseball.
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The Red Sox have a team ERA of 4.31 for the season (15th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,197 batters. They have walked 430 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.94 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 137 home runs in addition to 591 runs (18th in baseball).
The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 136 save situations. The relievers have inherited 204 runners this year with 30.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Red Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 131 times as well as having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 430 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 74 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). They have earned 38 saves on the year and have not converted 19 out of their 57 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have turned 65.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,047 innings, which has them sitting at 30th in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox have 3,349 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,125 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them sitting 29th in MLB, and have accumulated 890 double plays.
Rodriguez (60-38 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.85 while he has faced 3,492 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 789 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 284 walks. His earned run average is 4.20 (382 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.311. Rodriguez has taken the ball for 818 frames and has accumulated 855 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Cleveland Indians have accumulated an OBP of .302 as well as a batting average of .235 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,048 instances (24th in the league) and are sitting with 961 base knocks. Cleveland has compiled 158 long balls so far this year and 522 RBIs. The Indians hold a team slugging % of .407 and they tally 4.40 runs per game (18th in the league). They have 189 two-baggers, while walking 355 times as well as scoring 546 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 564 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.40 (529 earned runs conceded). They have given up 160 home runs and they allow 4.70 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.293 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.62 (1,107 strikeouts against 422 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 976.
Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of 166 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 135 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Indians have earned 55 holds and 16 blown saves. They rank 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 415 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 48 save chances and they have recorded 32 saves.
In 9,732 innings played, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 103 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in the majors). The Indians have accrued 1,071 assists, 66 errors and have 3,244 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Allen has allowed 78 hits while he has totaled 39 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 46 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.787 and having a FIP of 6.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.26 and he has faced 284 hitters in his pro baseball career. Allen (3-8 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.79 earned run average and has conceded 11.5 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+145)
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