Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Chase Anderson and the Philadelphia Phillies (22-21, 2nd in NL East) play the Boston Red Sox (26-18, 1st in AL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are recording 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 5th in the league. They are sitting with 217 runs while holding a team OBP of .324. The Red Sox have earned 95 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 53 baseballs out of the park. They have 198 RBI's as well as 381 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .261. Boston has a slugging rate of .440 and have been rung up 365 times, while being walked on 120 occasions.
The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.92 on the season (14th in MLB), and they have struck out 400 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 140 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.37 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 31 home runs and 180 total runs (15th in baseball).
The Red Sox relievers have a save rate of 63.2% and has entered the game in 46 save situations. The relievers have inherited 51 runners on the season with 37.3% of them earned a run for their team. Red Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 34 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 136 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have notched 27 holds for the year (5th in baseball). They have accumulated 12 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of 19 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have turned 66.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,414 innings on the diamond, ranking them 29th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have amassed 1,138 putouts thus far, as well as 391 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 24th in the majors, and they have twisted 300 double plays.
Eovaldi (54-58 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 4,340 batters in the majors. He has allowed 1,058 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 312 walks. His earned run average is 4.28 (483 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.348. Eovaldi has taken the ball for 1,016 innings and has earned 809 strikeouts during his MLB career.
Philadelphia has hit 44 long balls on the campaign as well as 169 runs batted in. They have recorded 60 doubles, while getting a free base 137 times as well as putting up 178 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled a team OBP of .314 in addition to a batting average of .241 on the year. The Phillies hold a slugging percentage of .387 and they average 4.24 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 424 occasions (4th in the league) and have totaled 335 base hits.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.266 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 (384 strikeouts against 119 free passes). They rank 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 347. They have allowed 54 homers and they allow 4.40 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have relinquished 180 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.16 (170 earned runs yielded).
With 41 save situations, the Phillies have earned 20 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 20 save opportunities and they have come away with 11 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 37 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score rate of 49.1% of 53 inherited runners. They sit at 22nd in the league holding a save rate of 55.0%, and they have sent 128 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
Out of their 3,312 innings on the diamond, the Phillies have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (22nd in MLB). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 37 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in pro baseball). The Phillies have accrued 368 assists, 22 errors and have accounted for 1,104 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 881 hits while accumulating 785 K's in 923 innings pitched. Anderson (56-46 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.16 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 427 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 and he has gone up against 3,883 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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