Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-105) Boston (-116)
Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (37-23, 2nd in AL East) host the Houston Astros (33-26, 2nd in AL West) at Fenway Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Astros coming in at -105 and the Red Sox are at -116. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Eovaldi.
Houston owns a slugging percentage of .428 and have struck out 414 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions. They have recorded 294 RBI's in addition to 545 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is at .268. The Astros have accrued 112 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 68 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 313 runs scored and hold an OBP of .339. As a squad, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball.
The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 3.79 this year (10th in the league), and they have struck out 532 batters. They have walked 199 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a unit so far this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have surrendered 73 home runs and also 244 runs in total (10th in the league).
Astros relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 54 times as well as having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 27 holds this year (17th in MLB). The Astros relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 54.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 50 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 10 of their 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 base runners over the course of the season with 40.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Astros have dispatched 184 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Astros have turned 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,767 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. The Houston Astros have earned a total of 1,589 putouts this year, in addition to 499 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .990 which is 2nd in MLB, and they have turned 434 double plays.
Odorizzi has taken the ball for 1,058 frames and has earned 1,012 punch outs during his MLB career. Odorizzi (62-59 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.14 and he has faced 4,453 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.97 (467 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.243. He has surrendered 951 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 365 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .258 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 528 occasions (15th in MLB) and have recorded 524 base hits. Boston has knocked in 74 long balls so far this season as well as 277 runs batted in. The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .438 and they score 4.98 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have 136 doubles, while walking 160 times as well as putting up 299 runs.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.342 with a FIP of 3.42 as a team this year. They come in at 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 498. The Boston pitching staff have given up 245 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.81 (223 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (572 strikeouts vs 208 walks). They have conceded 44 home runs and they concede 4.19 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Sitting with 71 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 41 holds and also 9 blown saves. Boston has called on relievers to enter the game in 29 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 73 times in high leverage situations and on 58 occasions with base runners. Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.5% of 92 inherited runners. They rank 8th in the league with a save percentage of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 192 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year.
Out of their 4,737 innings on the field, the Red Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 65.8% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have twisted 56 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (25th in the majors). The Red Sox have accrued 535 assists, 40 errors and have a tally of 1,579 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Eovaldi has given up 1,075 base knocks while earning 827 strikeouts in 1,032 frames. He has conceded 486 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.346 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has gone up against 4,410 hitters so far in his career. Eovaldi (57-58 career win-loss record) has a 4.24 earned run average while surrendering 9.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-116)
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