Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+153) Boston (-163)
Justin Dunn and the Seattle Mariners (11-7, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Fenway Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (12-6, 1st in AL East). The Mariners open this matchup at +153 while the Red Sox are priced at -163. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Justin Dunn and Nick Pivetta.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .367 and have struck out 172 times, while being walked on 56 occasions. They have accumulated 72 runs batted in and 120 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .215. The Mariners have earned 26 doubles as a squad and have hit 19 balls out of the park. They have tallied 74 runs while holding a team OBP of .292. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per game, which is 18th in the league.
The Mariners have a team earned run average of 3.89 this year (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 143 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 67 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.34 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.13 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 19 home runs in addition to 77 total runs (21st in baseball).
The Mariners have dispatched 54 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 base runners this season with 36.4% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 7 saves this year and have blown 3 of their 10 chances to get a save. The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The relievers have notched 8 holds so far this year (16th in the league). Mariners relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 17 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 428 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 152 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .993 which has them ranked 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 87 double plays. The Mariners have turned 73.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,284 innings, ranking them 2nd in professional baseball.
Dunn has taken the mound for 62 frames and has 52 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.06 (28 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.387. He has given up 36 hits (5.2 hits per 9 innings) with 50 walks. Dunn (5-1 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.37 while going up against 270 hitters in the major leagues.
Boston has 22 HRs this season to go along with 90 runs batted in. They have hit 43 two-baggers, while taking a walk 50 times as well as earning 100 runs. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for a team OBP of .347 as well as a team batting average of .287 this season. The Red Sox have a slugging percentage of .470 and they average 5.56 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 146 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have earned a total of 174 hits.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 70 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.61 (63 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 11 homers and they relinquish 4.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.273 with a FIP of 3.21 as a squad this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.68 (161 strikeouts vs 60 walks). They rank 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 140.
Sitting with 13 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 8 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Boston has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 5 save chances and they have come away with 4 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 21 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with runners on base. Boston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.7% out of their 24 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in the league holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 60 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
In 1,335 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (28th in the majors). The Boston Red Sox have twisted 13 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (22nd in pro baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 149 assists, 12 errors and have accounted for 445 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Pivetta has conceded 441 base knocks while earning 448 punch outs in 421 innings. Pivetta (23-30 career mark) has a 5.34 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 250 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.73 and he has gone up against 1,835 batters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-163) and under 9.5 runs
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