Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Los Angeles (+110)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (54-32, 1st in AL East) head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (42-42, 4th in AL West). The moneyline on this game has the Red Sox coming in at -135 and the Angels are at +110. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Andrew Heaney.
Boston owns a slugging percentage of .439 and have been called out on strikes 749 times, while drawing a walk on 243 occasions. They have earned 412 runs batted in and 755 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .259. The Red Sox have hit 180 two-baggers as a team and have hit 109 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 440 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .322. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are earning 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in the league.
The Red Sox have a team earned run average of 3.97 for the year (12th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 800 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 298 batters and their FIP sits at 3.85 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 86 home runs and also 376 runs (16th in baseball).
The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save rate of 67.4% and has entered the game in 107 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 128 runners this season with 28.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Red Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 84 times as well as having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 283 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 61 holds for the year (1st in baseball). They have recorded 29 saves so far this year and have blown 14 of their 43 chances to save the game.
The Boston Red Sox have notched a total of 2,287 putouts so far this season, as well as 784 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which has them sitting 28th in MLB, and have earned 613 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,861 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 30th in the majors.
Rodriguez has pitched in 783 innings and has totaled 806 strikeouts so far in his career. Rodriguez (57-35 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.89 while going up against 3,335 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.18 (364 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.302. He has surrendered 752 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 268 walks.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned an on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .256 for the year. They have struck out on 722 instances (20th in MLB) and have tallied 729 hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 116 home runs so far this year to go along with 395 runs batted in. The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .439 and they tally 4.94 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have tallied 154 doubles, while taking a walk 237 times and putting up 415 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.414 and have a FIP of 4.41 as a staff for the year. They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 705. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 444 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.00 (411 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.36 (804 strikeouts vs 340 walks). They have given up 109 HR's and they relinquish 5.41 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.2% out of their 189 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 93 times in high leverage situations in addition to 128 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Angels have 34 holds and 15 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 296 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 35 save chances and they have tallied 20 saves.
In their 6,657 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 72 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in baseball). The Angels have racked up 738 assists, 54 errors and have a total of 2,219 putouts this year.
So far in his career, Heaney has given up 564 hits while earning 589 K's in 576 innings. He has conceded a total of 292 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.64 and he has gone up against 2,434 hitters during his career. Heaney (28-35 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.56 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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