Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (22-15, 1st in AL West) go to Fenway Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (22-15, 1st in AL East).
The Athletics have accounted for 46 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 46 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging rate of .384 and have struck out 331 times, while being walked on 131 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 20th in baseball. They have accumulated 144 RBI's and 259 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .219. They have 153 runs scored and hold an OBP of .307.
The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 4.10 over the course of the season (17th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 319 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 101 batters and their FIP sits at 3.80 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.16 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.27. Athletics pitchers have allowed 40 home runs and also 162 runs in total (19th in baseball).
Athletics pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 29 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 16 holds for the season (19th in baseball). The Athletics relievers have a save percentage of 91.7% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. They have recorded 11 saves on the year and have blown 1 out of their 12 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 46 base runners on the campaign and 41.3% of them crossed home plate. The Athletics have dispatched 117 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Oakland Athletics have earned 981 putouts this season, as well as 290 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them sitting 10th in baseball, and have a total of 271 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,943 innings, ranking them 22nd in baseball.
Manaea (42-32 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 2,435 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 552 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 147 walks. His ERA is 3.79 (248 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.187. Manaea has taken the ball for 588 innings and is sitting with 490 K's in his MLB career.
The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .434 and they are recording 5.14 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 80 doubles, while getting a free base 105 times and putting up 190 runs. Boston has tallied 44 HRs on the season as well as 173 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 311 occasions (14th in the league) and have accounted for 328 hits. The Boston Red Sox have a team on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a team batting average of .261 so far this year.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 158 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.95 (143 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 27 homers and they yield 4.36 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.303 and have a FIP of 3.39 as a squad for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (343 strikeouts against 124 walks). They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 301.
Boston has called on relievers to enter the contest in 15 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. They sit at 11th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 122 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 32 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 48 inherited base runners. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 23 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In their 2,937 innings on the field, the Red Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 66.8% (29th in pro baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 33 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 343 assists, 27 errors and have a total of 979 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Richards has given up 756 base knocks while totaling 736 strikeouts in 840 frames. Richards (49-43 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.66 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 342 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and he has gone up against 3,534 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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