Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+140) Boston (-185)
Fenway Park is the site where Nick Pivetta and the Boston Red Sox (71-55, 3rd in AL East) will play the Minnesota Twins (54-70, 5th in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Red Sox open this contest at -185 while the Twins are coming in at +140. The total has been set at 11. The men taking the mound are Bailey Ober and Nick Pivetta.
Minnesota is slugging .425 and have been rung up 1,067 times, while being walked on 418 occasions. They have accumulated 533 RBI's and 1,012 hits for the season, and their batting average is sitting at .243. The Twins have tallied 206 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 175 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 568 runs scored and have an OBP of .317. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 12th in baseball.
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The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.95 over the course of the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,013 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have given up 186 long balls and 658 runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 371 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.67 as a squad on the year.
Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 99 times as well as having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 63 holds this season (15th in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 61.7% and has come into the game in 110 save situations. They have recorded 29 saves so far this year and have blown 18 out of their 47 save chances. The relievers have inherited 130 runners this year with 48.5% of them ended up scoring. The Twins have sent 395 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 3,258 putouts thus far, as well as 1,107 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which has them ranked 30th in baseball, and have a total of 818 double plays. The Twins have turned 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,774 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB.
Ober has thrown 63 frames and is sitting with 65 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Ober (1-2 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.79 while he has faced 266 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.38 (31 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.257. He has allowed 64 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 16 walks.
Boston has a total of 160 home runs this season to go along with 592 runs batted in. They have hit 261 doubles, while taking a walk 379 times and scoring 626 runs. The Boston Red Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .324 as well as a team batting average of .258 on the season. The Red Sox hold a team slugging % of .441 and they are recording 4.97 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,067 occasions (19th in the league) and have earned 1,095 base hits.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 573 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.27 (521 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 131 long balls and they concede 4.70 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.386 in addition to having a FIP of 3.89 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.79 (1,176 strikeouts against 422 free passes). They rank 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,099.
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have earned 37 saves. They rank 7th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.1%, and they have dispatched 419 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 134 times in high leverage situations and also on 128 occasions with runners on base. Boston relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.8% out of their 201 inherited base runners. Sitting with 132 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 72 holds and also 19 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 112 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in MLB). The Red Sox have racked up 1,105 assists, 86 errors and have earned 3,292 putouts so far this season. In 9,876 innings played, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.5% (30th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Pivetta has surrendered 535 base hits while he has accumulated 574 strikeouts in 532 innings. Pivetta (30-36 win-loss record in his career) holds a 5.17 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 306 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.396 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 2,304 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+140)
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