Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Detroit (+110)
Wily Peralta and the Detroit Tigers (51-57, 3rd in AL Central) host the Boston Red Sox (63-44, 2nd in AL East) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The Red Sox open this contest at -135 while the Tigers are priced at +110. The over/under is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Garrett Richards and Wily Peralta.
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As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have earned a total of 530 runs scored and have an OBP of .320. The Red Sox have tallied 226 doubles as a team and have hit 135 baseballs out of the park. They have 497 RBI's as well as 925 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .256. Boston has a slugging percentage of .438 and have struck out 930 times, while being walked on 310 occasions.
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Red Sox pitchers have allowed 113 long balls and 482 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 361 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox have a team ERA of 4.20 on the campaign (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 989 batters.
The Red Sox have sent 352 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 162 runners on the year with 30.9% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 34 saves on the season and have blown 15 out of their 49 chances to save the game. The Red Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 69.4% and has come into the game in 118 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 65 holds over the course of the season (5th in MLB). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 104 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have converted 65.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,454 innings, which has them ranked 30th in baseball. The Boston Red Sox have 2,818 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 973 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which puts them in 27th in pro baseball, and they have turned 753 double plays.
Richards (53-47 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.84 while he has faced 3,840 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 842 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 336 walks. His earned run average is 3.79 (382 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.300. Richards has taken the hill for 906 innings and has 782 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .399 and they have an average of 4.42 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have notched 143 doubles, while taking a walk 346 times and notching 477 runs. Detroit has tallied 123 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 461 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,018 occasions (4th in baseball) and have notched a total of 856 base hits. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .241 on the campaign.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.354 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.25 (847 strikeouts vs 376 walks). They are sitting at 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 891. They have allowed 139 HR's and they surrender 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 527 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.59 (477 earned runs relinquished).
Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 38 save opportunities and they have converted 24 saves. They are ranked 12th in MLB with a save rate of 63.2%, and they have sent 376 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 100 times in high leverage situations and on 104 occasions with base runners. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.0% of 162 inherited base runners. With 94 save situations, the Tigers have 52 holds and also 14 blown saves.
Out of their 8,424 innings played, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (11th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 90 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 962 assists, 59 errors and have amassed 2,808 putouts this season.
Peralta (53-58 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.47 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.89 and he has faced 3,549 batters during his career. He has allowed 408 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.440 and having a FIP of 4.6. Thus far in his career, Peralta has allowed 868 base hits while he has earned 594 K's in 821 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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