Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-145) Texas (+134)
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (10-14, 5th in AL West) play the Boston Red Sox (15-9, 1st in AL East) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The line on this game has the Red Sox priced at -145 and the Rangers are at +134. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Martin Perez and Kyle Gibson.
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are earning 5.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 3rd in MLB. They have 121 runs scored and hold an OBP of .336. The Red Sox have tallied 56 doubles as a squad and have hit 27 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 107 runs batted in in addition to 218 hits on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .272. Boston has a slugging percentage of .451 and have struck out 197 times, while drawing a walk on 68 occasions.
The Red Sox hold a team ERA of 3.82 for the season (11th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 220 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 85 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.28 as a squad on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. Red Sox pitchers have given up 15 home runs and also 100 runs in total (17th in MLB).
Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 22 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 12 holds on the campaign (14th in MLB). The Red Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 20 save situations. They have 6 saves for the year and have missed out on 2 out of their 8 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 runners this year and 31.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 79 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Red Sox have turned 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,911 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 25th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have a tally of 637 putouts so far this season, in addition to 219 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which has them sitting 22nd in the majors, and have accumulated 170 double plays.
Perez has taken the ball for 1,006 innings and has accounted for 658 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.72 (528 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.480. He has allowed 1,115 hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 374 walks. Perez (56-62 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.50 while facing 4,397 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Texas has tallied 29 long balls so far this season to go along with 92 runs batted in. They have 20 two-baggers, while getting a free base 75 times as well as recording 96 runs. The Texas Rangers hold an on-base percentage of .307 in addition to a team batting average of .230 so far this year. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .372 and they score 4.00 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have been rung up on 257 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 183 base hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.354 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.41 as a staff this year. They are sitting at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 223. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 114 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.56 (107 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.11 (196 strikeouts against 63 bases on balls). They have conceded 35 homers and they concede 4.86 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 8 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 70 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 17 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 17.2% out of 29 inherited runners. With 15 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 6 holds and 4 blown saves.
In 1,905 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 20 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Rangers have 218 assists, 15 errors and are sitting with 635 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,239 base knocks while he has totaled 926 punch outs in 1,181 innings. Gibson (71-74 record in his career) has earned a 4.52 ERA while allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 593 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.412 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.15 and he has gone up against 5,106 opposing batters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (+134) and under 8.5 runs
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