Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels (16-20, 5th in AL West) are headed to Fenway Park on Friday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (22-16, 1st in AL East).
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 299 times, while drawing a walk on 92 occasions. They have tallied 152 RBI's and 311 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is .254. The Angels have accumulated 53 doubles as a unit and have hit 47 balls out of the park. They have racked up 164 runs scored and have an OBP of .313. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which is 9th in baseball.
Angels pitchers have conceded 43 home runs and also 202 runs (30th in MLB). They have walked 153 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.11 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.42 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Angels hold a team ERA of 5.24 this year (30th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 370 batters.
Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 53 times as well as having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 15 holds for the season (20th in MLB). The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 53.3% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. They have compiled 8 saves on the campaign and have blown 7 of their 15 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 73 base runners so far this season with 47.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Angels have sent 129 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Angels have converted 65.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,850 innings on the field, which has them ranked 30th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with 950 putouts this season, in addition to 308 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .974 which has them ranked 30th in MLB, and they have twisted 250 double plays.
Canning has taken the mound for 172 innings and has 182 K's in his pro baseball career. Canning (10-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.44 and he has faced 735 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.48 (86 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.292. He has allowed 160 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 63 free passes.
The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .431 and they are scoring 5.03 runs per game (5th in the league). They have recorded 84 two-baggers, while getting a free base 109 times and scoring 191 runs. Boston has compiled 44 home runs for the year and 174 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 321 occasions (14th in baseball) and have a total of 333 base hits. The Boston Red Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .258 on the campaign.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.295 in addition to having a FIP of 3.35 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.84 (355 strikeouts vs 125 walks). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 309. They have conceded 28 home runs and they yield 4.35 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Boston pitching staff have conceded 162 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.95 (147 earned runs yielded).
Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 48 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 23 holds and 5 blown saves. They rank 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 124 relievers to the mound on the season. Boston has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 15 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (24th in the majors). The Red Sox have racked up 347 assists, 27 errors and have a total of 1,006 putouts so far this year. In their 3,018 innings on the field, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 66.8% (29th in pro baseball).
Pivetta (26-30 career win-loss record) has a 5.22 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 1,920 hitters in his MLB career. He has given up 257 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.415 and a FIP of 4.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Pivetta has allowed 452 hits while totaling 469 K's in 443 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston
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