Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Seattle (+110)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (81-64, 3rd in AL East) go to T-Mobile Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (77-66, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +110 while the Red Sox are coming in at -135. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Tyler Anderson.
The Red Sox have compiled 296 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 191 baseballs out of the park. Boston has a slugging rate of .445 and have been called out on strikes 1,242 times, while being walked on 453 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 4th in MLB. They have accrued 692 runs batted in as well as 1,276 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .260. They have 731 runs scored and hold an OBP of .327.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.32 on the year (16th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,351 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 490 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.02 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.76 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 161 long balls and 679 runs in total (19th in MLB).
The Red Sox have sent 491 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 239 runners on the campaign with 30.5% of those runners crossed home plate. They have tallied 45 saves for the year and have not converted 23 of 68 save opportunities. The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save rate of 66.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 155 save situations. The relievers have recorded 82 holds so far this season (8th in the league). Red Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 155 times as well as having 172 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 3,804 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,277 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 29th in the majors, and have accumulated 998 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,412 innings on the field, ranking them 30th in professional baseball.
Rodriguez has taken the hill for 835 innings and has racked up 866 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.21 (391 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.311. He has allowed 809 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 286 free passes. Rodriguez (62-39 career record) has a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 3,559 opposing batters in the majors.
The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .383 and they are recording 4.25 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have tallied 197 doubles, while walking 476 times and scoring 608 runs. Seattle has knocked in 180 long balls this year to go along with 587 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,342 occasions (5th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,053 hits. The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an on-base percentage of .301 and a batting average of .223 on the year.
The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 665 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.31 (608 earned runs allowed). They have given up 172 long balls and they allow 4.71 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.286 and have a FIP of 4.23 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.76 (1,163 strikeouts vs 422 free passes). They come in at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,211.
Seattle has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 71 save chances and they have walked away with 42 saves. They sit at 20th in baseball holding a save percentage of 59.2%, and they have sent 507 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relievers have come in 186 times in high leverage situations in addition to 143 occasions with base runners. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 185 inherited base runners. Sitting with 154 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 83 holds and 29 blown saves.
In their 11,433 innings on the field, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 128 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Mariners have racked up 1,248 assists, 72 errors and have earned 3,811 putouts for the year.
Anderson (28-36 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.54 earned run average and has conceded 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and he has faced 2,561 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 305 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.307 and having a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Anderson has given up 609 base hits while he has earned 528 strikeouts in 604 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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