Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-185) Detroit (+140)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (63-44, 2nd in AL East) travel to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (51-57, 3rd in AL Central). The Red Sox open this game at -185 while the Tigers are priced at +140. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez and Casey Mize.
The Red Sox have recorded 226 doubles as a squad and have hit 135 balls out of the park. Boston is slugging .438 and have been rung up 930 times, while drawing a walk on 310 occasions. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in the league. They have accumulated 497 RBI's and 925 hits on the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .256. They have accumulated 530 runs scored and hold an OBP of .320.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.20 on the season (16th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 989 hitters. They have walked 361 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a squad for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 113 long balls in addition to 482 runs (16th in MLB).
The Red Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 69.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 118 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 runners on the year and 30.9% of them earned a run for their team. Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 104 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 352 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 65 holds this season (5th in baseball). They have accumulated 34 saves on the campaign and have blown 15 out of their 49 chances to get a save.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated 2,818 putouts on the campaign, as well as 973 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which ranks 27th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 753 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 65.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,454 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 30th in pro baseball.
Rodriguez has taken the mound for 798 innings and has earned 828 strikeouts so far in his career. Rodriguez (58-37 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.88 and he has faced 3,407 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.23 (375 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.311. He has given up 772 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 275 free passes.
Detroit has recorded 123 home runs this season to go along with 461 runs batted in. They have put up 143 doubles, while walking 346 times as well as putting up 477 runs. The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .241 so far this year. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .399 and they average 4.42 runs per game (15th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,018 instances (4th in MLB) and have a total of 856 base hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have given up 527 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.59 (477 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 139 home runs and they give up 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.354 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.25 (847 strikeouts vs 376 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 891.
Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.0% out of their 162 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 100 times in high leverage situations in addition to 104 occasions with runners on. With 94 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 52 holds and also 14 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 376 relievers to the mound so far this season. Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 38 save chances and they have walked away with 24 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 90 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in baseball). The Tigers have accrued 962 assists, 59 errors and are sitting with 2,808 putouts on the season. Out of their 8,424 innings on the field, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (11th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Mize has allowed 122 hits while he has tallied 113 strikeouts in 139 frames. He has conceded a total of 64 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.184 and a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 and he has gone up against 581 hitters during his career. Mize (6-8 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.13 ERA and has given up 7.9 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+140) and under 8.5 runs
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