Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Los Angeles (+110)
Angel Stadium is the site where Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels (41-41, 4th in AL West) will take on the Boston Red Sox (52-32, 1st in AL East) on Monday. The Angels open this game at +110 while the Red Sox are priced at -135. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Martin Perez and Jose Suarez.
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 5.2 runs per game, which is 3rd in baseball. They have accounted for 434 runs while holding a team OBP of .323. The Red Sox have tallied 177 doubles as a squad and have hit 107 balls out of the park. They have compiled 407 RBI's as well as 742 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is .260. Boston has a slugging % of .441 and have been called out on strikes 732 times, while being walked on 235 occasions.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.03 this year (15th in MLB), and they have rung up 780 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 85 home runs and 372 total runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 293 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.88 as a unit for the year.
The Red Sox bullpen have compiled a save rate of 65.9% and stepped onto the hill in 102 save situations. The relievers have inherited 127 base runners so far this season and 29.1% of them ended up scoring. Red Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 83 times as well as having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 278 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have accumulated 58 holds so far this year (1st in baseball). They have compiled 27 saves for the year and have not converted 14 of 41 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have turned 65.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,699 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have a total of 2,233 putouts on the campaign, as well as 772 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which ranks 29th in baseball, and they have turned 598 double plays.
Perez has thrown 1,064 innings and is sitting with 705 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.66 (551 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.473. He has allowed 1,177 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 391 free passes. Perez (62-65 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 4,646 hitters in the major leagues.
The Angels have a team SLG% of .438 and they score 4.94 runs per game (6th in the league). They have recorded 150 doubles, while taking a walk 233 times as well as scoring 405 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 113 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 385 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 707 occasions (20th in the league) and are sitting with 708 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have compiled an on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .255 so far this season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 434 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.02 (402 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 106 HR's and they allow 5.42 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.413 and have a FIP of 4.37 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 (788 strikeouts against 327 walks). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 692.
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 39.3% out of their 183 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 89 times in high leverage situations and also on 124 occasions with base runners. With 68 save situations, the Angels have 33 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They are ranked 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 287 relievers onto the field so far this season. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 34 save chances and they have come away with 20 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 71 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 720 assists, 53 errors and have amassed 2,165 putouts on the season. Out of their 6,495 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in MLB).
Suarez (5-9 career record) has a 6.51 earned run average while conceding 10.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and he has faced 507 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 80 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.608 and a FIP of 6.1. In his career, Suarez has surrendered 131 hits while he has accumulated 100 punch outs in 110 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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