Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-172) Boston (+130)
Fenway Park is the venue where Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (36-23, 2nd in AL East) will play the Houston Astros (33-26, 2nd in AL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Astros priced at -172 and the Red Sox are at +130. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Framber Valdez and Martin Perez.
Houston has a slugging % of .428 and have been called out on strikes 414 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions. They have accumulated 294 runs batted in as well as 545 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .268. The Astros have earned 112 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 68 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 313 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .339. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in the league.
Astros pitchers have yielded 73 long balls and 244 runs in total (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 199 batters and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a squad for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.20. The Astros have an ERA of 3.79 on the year (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 532 batters.
The Astros have sent 184 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 base runners on the year and 40.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 12 saves so far this season and have blown 10 of their 22 save opportunities. The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 54.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 50 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 27 holds for the year (17th in the league). Astros pitchers have entered the game with runners on 54 times as well as having 61 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have turned 72.6% of balls in play into outs out of 4,767 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in professional baseball. The Houston Astros have accounted for 1,589 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 499 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .990 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and they have turned 434 double plays.
Valdez (14-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 817 batters in the majors. He has conceded 166 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 88 free passes. His ERA is 4.04 (85 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.342. Valdez has thrown 189 frames and is sitting with 192 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Boston Red Sox have recorded an on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .257 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 522 occasions (16th in MLB) and have accounted for 514 base knocks. Boston is sitting with 74 home runs this year and 274 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .439 and they score 4.98 runs per game (3rd in MLB). They have 134 two-baggers, while walking 157 times as well as recording 294 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.332 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.41 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 486. The Boston pitching staff have conceded 242 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.83 (220 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.75 (559 strikeouts against 203 walks). They have yielded 43 dingers and they allow 4.21 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have recorded 19 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have sent 187 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 70 times in high leverage situations and on 55 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% out of their 86 inherited base runners. With 67 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 39 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
Out of their 4,656 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 66.0% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 55 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (25th in the majors). The Red Sox have recorded 529 assists, 39 errors and have a total of 1,552 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Perez has conceded 1,149 hits while he has tallied 695 punch outs in 1,047 innings pitched. He has given up 537 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.463 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and he has faced 4,560 opposing batters in his MLB career. Perez (60-63 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.62 ERA while allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (+130)
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