Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (23-16, 1st in AL East) play the Los Angeles Angels (16-20, 5th in AL West) at Fenway Park on Saturday.
Los Angeles is slugging .419 and have struck out 299 times, while drawing a walk on 92 occasions. They have compiled 152 runs batted in as well as 311 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .254. The Angels have hit 53 doubles as a squad and have hit 47 balls out of the stadium. They have 164 runs while holding a team OBP of .313. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in MLB.
Angels pitchers have yielded 43 home runs in addition to 202 total runs (29th in baseball). They have walked 153 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.11 as a unit this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.24 this year (30th in the league), and they have rung up 370 batters.
The Angels have sent 129 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 73 runners on the season with 47.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 8 saves this season and have not converted 7 out of their 15 chances to save the game. The Angels relievers have recorded a save percentage of 53.3% and stepped onto the hill in 30 save situations. The relievers have notched 15 holds this year (23rd in the league). Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 53 times as well as having 41 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have turned 65.4% of balls in play into outs out of 2,850 innings on the field, which has them ranked 30th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned 950 putouts on the year, as well as 308 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .974 which has them sitting 30th in the majors, and have a total of 250 double plays.
Bundy has taken the mound for 719 innings and has earned 717 K's in his career. His earned run average is 4.57 (365 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.293. He has surrendered 697 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 233 walks. Bundy (44-52 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.52 while he has gone up against 3,059 batters in the majors.
The Red Sox have a SLG% of .436 and they are earning 5.10 runs per outing (4th in the league). They have put up 87 doubles, while walking 112 times and earning 199 runs. Boston has tallied 46 home runs for the season to go along with 180 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 327 occasions (15th in baseball) and have accounted for 346 base knocks. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for an OBP of .326 and a batting average of .261 this year.
The Boston pitching staff have allowed 163 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.87 (148 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 28 HR's and they relinquish 4.26 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.296 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.36 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 (361 strikeouts vs 129 walks). They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 317.
With 39 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 23 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Boston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 16 save opportunities and they have tallied 11 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 32 occasions with base runners. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 48 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 125 relievers to the hill this year.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 35 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (22nd in MLB). The Red Sox have accrued 359 assists, 27 errors and have a total of 1,033 putouts for the year. Out of their 3,099 innings on the field, the Red Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 66.9% (29th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Perez has given up 1,130 base knocks while totaling 675 K's in 1,022 frames. He has conceded a total of 532 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.474 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.79 and he has gone up against 4,465 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Perez (56-63 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.68 ERA while allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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