Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-141) Tampa Bay (+110)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (43-29, 1st in AL East) are headed to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (43-30, 2nd in AL East). The Red Sox open this contest at -141 while the Rays are priced at +110. The O/U opens at 6.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Eduardo Rodriguez and Rich Hill.
Boston is slugging .441 and have been rung up 638 times, while being walked on 190 occasions. They have accounted for 339 RBI's and 631 hits on the season, while their average at the plate sits at .258. The Red Sox have tallied 156 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 91 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 362 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .318. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in baseball.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.24 on the campaign (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 677 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.41. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 70 home runs in addition to 328 total runs (18th in MLB). They have walked 253 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.83 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Red Sox relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 109 runners so far this season and 33.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Red Sox pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 68 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 234 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have a total of 46 holds on the season (5th in baseball). They have accumulated 22 saves for the season and have blown 11 of their 33 save opportunities.
The Boston Red Sox have notched a total of 1,897 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 649 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which ranks 28th in pro baseball, and have a total of 509 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,691 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB.
Rodriguez has thrown 765 innings and has tallied 785 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.22 (359 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.311. He has conceded 739 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 265 free passes. Rodriguez (56-35 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.91 and he has faced 3,265 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay has accumulated 87 long balls so far this season as well as 337 runs batted in. They have put up 127 doubles, while walking 280 times as well as recording 353 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have a team on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a batting average of .229 this year. The Rays hold a team slugging % of .390 and they score 4.84 runs per game (9th in the league). They have struck out on 766 occasions (1st in MLB) and have notched a total of 570 base hits.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.119 with a FIP of 3.65 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 544. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 280 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.38 (249 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.49 (692 strikeouts vs 198 bases on balls). They have allowed 80 long balls and they concede 3.80 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.9% out of 68 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 97 times in high leverage situations and on 57 occasions with runners on. With 82 save situations, the Rays have 48 holds and 10 blown saves. They sit at 7th in MLB holding a save percentage of 68.8%, and they have sent 230 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 32 save opportunities and they have come away with 22 saves.
Out of their 5,967 innings played, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (5th in professional baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 65 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in pro baseball). The Rays have recorded 679 assists, 29 errors and have 1,989 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Hill has given up 854 base knocks while totaling 1,108 K's in 1,047 frames. Hill (72-46 career record) has a 3.78 earned run average and has surrendered 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 440 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.210 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has gone up against 4,377 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-141)
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