Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (48-35, 2nd in AL West) play the Boston Red Sox (51-31, 1st in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday.
The Red Sox have recorded 177 doubles as a team and have hit 106 balls out of the park. Boston is slugging .448 and have struck out 716 times, while drawing a walk on 229 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in baseball. They have 401 RBI's and 728 hits this season, while their team batting average is at .263. They have racked up 425 runs while having a team OBP of .325.
The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.05 over the course of the season (15th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 765 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 83 home runs and also 363 runs (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 284 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.87 as a squad so far this season.
The Red Sox have sent 268 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 125 runners this year with 28.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 26 saves for the year and have blown 11 out of their 37 chances to save the game. The Red Sox bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 70.3% and stepped onto the hill in 94 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 54 holds over the course of the season (2nd in the league). Red Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 78 times and also have had 99 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 2,169 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 750 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which has them sitting 29th in baseball, and have a total of 585 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,507 innings on the field, which ranks them 30th in professional baseball.
Pivetta has thrown 491 innings and has 533 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Pivetta (27-33 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.56 and he has faced 2,134 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.24 (286 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.412. He has surrendered 501 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 193 free passes.
The Oakland Athletics hold a team on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .234 on the year. They have struck out on 712 occasions (15th in baseball) and have earned a total of 636 base hits. Oakland has accumulated 103 home runs so far this season to go along with 350 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .407 and they score 4.51 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have recorded 136 two-baggers, while taking a walk 288 times as well as scoring 374 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 344 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.92 (319 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 94 dingers and they relinquish 4.22 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 4.01 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 (679 strikeouts vs 223 walks). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 698.
Oakland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 32 save chances and they have come away with 21 saves. They sit at 11th in baseball with a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 246 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with runners on base. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of 91 inherited base runners. Sitting with 71 save situations, the Athletics have 39 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 60 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in MLB). The Athletics have racked up 654 assists, 36 errors and have notched a total of 2,199 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 6,597 innings on the diamond, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (17th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Kaprielian has surrendered 40 base hits and he has 56 K's in 53 innings pitched. Kaprielian (4-2 career mark) has earned a 3.35 earned run average and has allowed 6.7 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 20 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.137 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.67 and he has faced 220 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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