Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+100) Los Angeles (-125)
Angel Stadium is the site where Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (42-41, 4th in AL West) will play the Boston Red Sox (53-32, 1st in AL East) on Tuesday. The Angels open this matchup at -125 while the Red Sox are priced at +100. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Nathan Eovaldi and Shohei Ohtani.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in baseball. They have accounted for 435 runs while holding a team OBP of .322. The Red Sox have recorded 180 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 107 balls out of the park. They have recorded 407 RBI's in addition to 748 hits on the year, and their team batting average is .259. Boston owns a slugging percentage of .439 and have been called out on strikes 743 times, while taking a walk on 236 occasions.
The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 for the year (14th in the league), and their staff has rung up 791 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 296 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.86 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Red Sox pitchers have relinquished 85 home runs and 372 runs in total (16th in baseball).
The Red Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 104 save situations. The relievers have inherited 127 runners on the campaign and 29.1% of those runners crossed the plate. Red Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 83 times in addition to having 111 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 280 relievers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have a total of 59 holds so far this season (1st in the league). They have 28 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 14 of their 42 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have converted 65.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,780 innings, which has them sitting at 30th in pro baseball. The Boston Red Sox have a tally of 2,260 putouts this season, as well as 776 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which ranks 29th in MLB, and have accumulated 606 double plays.
Eovaldi (59-60 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.84 while he has faced 4,538 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,108 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 320 walks. His ERA is 4.19 (495 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.343. Eovaldi has taken the hill for 1,063 frames and has 852 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Angels hold a slugging % of .439 and they score 4.95 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have hit 153 two-baggers, while walking 235 times and racking up 411 runs. Los Angeles has knocked in 115 long balls on the year as well as 391 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 713 occasions (21st in MLB) and have notched a total of 718 base knocks. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with an OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .255 over the course of the season.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.412 and have a FIP of 4.37 as a team for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 (798 strikeouts vs 333 free passes). They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 698. They have yielded 107 home runs and they concede 5.41 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 439 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 5.02 (407 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 35 save opportunities and they have walked away with 20 saves. They rank 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 291 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 93 times in high leverage situations and also on 126 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of their 186 inherited base runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Angels have earned 34 holds and 15 blown saves.
Out of their 6,576 innings on the diamond, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 72 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (25th in the majors). The Angels have accrued 727 assists, 53 errors and are sitting with 2,192 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Ohtani has allowed 82 hits while he has earned 149 strikeouts in 113 innings. He has surrendered a total of 50 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.297 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 and he has gone up against 484 hitters thus far in his career. Ohtani (7-4 career win-loss mark) has a 3.97 ERA while giving up 6.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (+100)
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