Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+110) Tampa Bay (-141)
Rich Hill and the Tampa Bay Rays (43-30, 2nd in AL East) host the Boston Red Sox (43-29, 1st in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The Red Sox open this contest at +110 while the Rays are priced at -141. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Garrett Richards and Rich Hill.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which is 3rd in baseball. They have tallied 362 runs and hold an OBP of .318. The Red Sox have tallied 156 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 91 balls out of the park. They have 339 RBI's in addition to 631 hits for the year, and their batting average comes in at .258. Boston is slugging .441 and have been rung up 638 times, while being walked on 190 occasions.
The Red Sox have an earned run average of 4.24 for the season (18th in baseball), and they have rung up 677 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 70 long balls and also 328 runs in total (18th in the league). They have walked 253 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.82 as a team this year.
The Red Sox have sent 234 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 109 runners this season and 33.0% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 22 saves over the course of the season and have blown 11 of 33 save chances. The Red Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 80 save situations. The relievers have tallied 46 holds over the course of the season (6th in MLB). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 68 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have earned a total of 1,897 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 649 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which is 29th in professional baseball, and they have turned 509 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 65.0% of balls in play into outs out of 5,691 innings, ranking them 30th in the majors.
Richards has taken the mound for 879 innings and is sitting with 766 strikeouts thus far in his career. Richards (51-45 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.71 and he has faced 3,711 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.69 (360 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.286. He has allowed 804 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 326 free passes.
The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .390 and they average 4.84 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have 127 doubles, while walking 280 times and scoring 353 runs. Tampa Bay has a total of 87 home runs so far this year as well as 337 RBIs. They have struck out on 766 occasions (1st in baseball) and have tallied 570 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied a team OBP of .314 and a team batting average of .229 this season.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 280 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.38 (249 earned runs yielded). They have given up 80 homers and they relinquish 3.80 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.119 with a FIP of 3.65 as a team this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.49 (692 strikeouts vs 198 walks). They have a ranking of 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 544.
Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 27.9% of 68 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 97 times in high leverage situations and on 57 occasions with runners on. With 82 save situations, the Rays have amassed 48 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They rank 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 230 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in baseball). The Rays have recorded 679 assists, 29 errors and have amassed 1,989 putouts this year. In their 5,967 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (5th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Hill has surrendered 854 base hits while he has accumulated 1,108 K's in 1,047 frames. Hill (72-46 career win-loss record) has a 3.78 ERA while conceding 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 440 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.210 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has faced 4,377 hitters so far in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-141) and under 7.5 runs
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