Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+113) Houston (-123)
Garrett Richards and the Boston Red Sox (32-20, 2nd in AL East) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (28-24, 2nd in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Red Sox coming in at +113 and the Astros are at -123. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Garrett Richards and Luis Garcia.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have earned a total of 267 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .321. The Red Sox have compiled 115 doubles as a team and have smacked 68 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 246 RBI's in addition to 459 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .261. Boston has a slugging percentage of .447 and have struck out 455 times, while drawing a walk on 140 occasions.
Red Sox pitchers have yielded 38 long balls in addition to 213 total runs (12th in the league). They have walked 175 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.38 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.85 for the year (11th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 490 hitters.
The Red Sox have sent 166 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 72 runners on the year and 30.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 16 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 7 of 23 save chances. The Red Sox relievers have recorded a save percentage of 69.6% and has entered the game in 60 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 37 holds this year (3rd in baseball). Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 47 times as well as having 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have 1,369 putouts thus far, in addition to 462 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and have 363 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 66.3% of balls in play into outs out of 4,107 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in pro baseball.
Richards (51-44 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.69 while going up against 3,612 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 774 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 317 walks. His ERA is 3.64 (347 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.271. Richards has pitched in 858 innings and has accumulated 749 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Houston Astros have accumulated an on-base percentage of .333 as well as a batting average of .264 for the season. They have struck out on 359 occasions (30th in MLB) and have totaled 476 hits. Houston has compiled 59 home runs on the season as well as 257 runs batted in. The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .423 and they average 5.25 runs per game (1st in the league). They have hit 98 doubles, while getting a free base 175 times and notching 273 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have conceded 225 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.91 (203 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 68 dingers and they concede 4.33 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.216 and have a FIP of 4.33 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (466 strikeouts against 180 free passes). They are currently ranked 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 388.
Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of 85 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with runners on base. With 47 save situations, the Astros have earned 26 holds and also 10 blown saves. They sit at 26th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 168 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 20 save chances and they have converted 10 saves.
In their 4,209 innings on the field, the Astros are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (2nd in the majors). The Houston Astros have turned 44 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in professional baseball). The Astros have 436 assists, 21 errors and have accumulated 1,403 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Garcia has surrendered 38 base hits while he has totaled 63 K's in 58 frames. Garcia (3-4 career win-loss record) has a 2.93 earned run average and has conceded 5.9 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 19 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.011 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.00 and he has faced 235 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-123)
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