Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+130) Boston (-140)
Fenway Park is the venue where Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (31-20, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Miami Marlins (24-27, 4th in NL East) on Sunday. The Marlins open this contest at +130 while the Red Sox are coming in at -140. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sandy Alcantara and Eduardo Rodriguez.
Miami has a slugging % of .366 and have struck out 497 times, while drawing a walk on 147 occasions. They have recorded 189 RBI's as well as 388 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .231. The Marlins have tallied 72 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 45 balls out of the park. They have earned 200 runs scored while having a team OBP of .299. As a squad, the Miami Marlins are notching 3.9 runs per game, which is 23rd in MLB.
The Marlins have a team earned run average of 3.41 on the year (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 437 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 149 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.53 as a unit this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. Marlins pitchers have given up 41 home runs and 188 total runs (6th in the league).
The Marlins relievers have a save percentage of 45.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 41 save situations. The relievers have inherited 53 base runners for the season with 39.6% of those runners crossed home plate. Marlins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 34 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 186 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have earned 19 holds so far this season (27th in MLB). They have compiled 10 saves on the year and have not converted 12 out of their 22 save opportunities.
The Marlins have converted 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,047 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 11th in baseball. The Miami Marlins have earned a total of 1,349 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 445 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball, and they have turned 339 double plays.
Alcantara has taken the ball for 346 innings and has accumulated 294 K's in his career. Alcantara (13-23 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.33 while he has faced 1,454 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.66 (141 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.269. He has surrendered 295 base hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 145 walks.
Boston has recorded 68 home runs so far this year as well as 243 runs batted in. They have 110 doubles, while walking 140 times as well as earning 264 runs. The Boston Red Sox have a team on-base percentage of .321 as well as a team batting average of .259 on the year. The Red Sox hold a team SLG% of .446 and they score 5.18 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have struck out on 449 occasions (15th in MLB) and have a total of 447 base knocks.
The Boston pitching staff have yielded 212 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (194 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 38 home runs and they allow 4.27 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.322 and have a FIP of 3.43 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.77 (476 strikeouts against 172 walks). They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 419.
Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% of 68 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 44 occasions with runners on. With 55 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 33 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 9th in the league holding a save percentage of 68.2%, and they have sent 161 relievers to the mound on the year. Boston has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 22 save chances and they have tallied 15 saves.
The Boston Red Sox have twisted 44 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in pro baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 456 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 1,342 putouts this year. In 4,026 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 66.6% (29th in baseball).
Rodriguez (56-34 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.10 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95 and he has gone up against 3,180 batters during his career. He has allowed 340 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.303 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has allowed 715 hits while he has totaled 761 K's in 747 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+130)
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