Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (23-16, 1st in AL East) host the Los Angeles Angels (16-20, 5th in AL West) at Fenway Park on Sunday.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in MLB. They have earned a total of 164 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. The Angels have tallied 53 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 47 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 152 RBI's and 311 hits so far this season, and their batting average is sitting at .254. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .419 and have been rung up 299 times, while drawing a walk on 92 occasions.
The Angels have an earned run average of 5.24 this season (30th in the league), and the staff has rung up 370 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 153 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.11 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Angels pitchers have surrendered 43 home runs and 202 runs (29th in baseball).
Angels pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 53 times in addition to having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 15 holds this year (23rd in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 53.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 30 save situations. They have 8 saves this year and have missed out on 7 of 15 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 73 base runners over the course of the season with 47.9% of them crossed the plate. The Angels have dispatched 129 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Angels have converted 65.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,850 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 950 putouts so far this season, in addition to 308 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .974 which ranks 30th in the majors, and they have turned 250 double plays.
Quintana (83-80 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.65 while going up against 6,353 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,496 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 441 free passes. His earned run average is 3.80 (640 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.278. Quintana has pitched in 1,516 innings and has tallied 1,344 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
Boston has tallied 46 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 180 RBIs. They have recorded 87 two-baggers, while walking 112 times and putting up 199 runs. The Boston Red Sox have recorded an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a team batting average of .261 on the year. The Red Sox hold a team SLG% of .436 and they are recording 5.10 runs per game (4th in the league). They have been rung up on 327 occasions (15th in the league) and have notched a total of 346 base hits.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.296 with a FIP of 3.36 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.80 (361 strikeouts against 129 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 317. They have given up 28 long balls and they give up 4.26 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 163 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.87 (148 earned runs yielded).
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 16 save chances and they have earned 11 saves. They rank 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 125 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 48 inherited runners. With 39 save situations, the Red Sox have recorded 23 holds and also 5 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 35 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (22nd in MLB). The Red Sox have recorded 359 assists, 27 errors and are sitting with 1,033 putouts for the season. Out of their 3,099 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 66.9% (29th in pro baseball).
Eovaldi (54-58 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.26 earned run average while surrendering 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has gone up against 4,317 hitters during his career. He has given up 479 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.348 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Eovaldi has allowed 1,052 hits while accumulating 803 strikeouts in 1,011 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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