Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+120) Boston (-130)
Fenway Park is the site where Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (12-7, 1st in AL East) will take on the Seattle Mariners (11-7, 2nd in AL West) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Mariners coming in at +120 and the Red Sox are at -130. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi and Martin Perez.
The Mariners have compiled 26 doubles as a team and have hit 19 baseballs out of the park. Seattle has a slugging % of .367 and have been rung up 172 times, while drawing a walk on 56 occasions. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are knocking in 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. They have accumulated 72 runs batted in in addition to 120 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .215. They have tallied 74 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .292.
The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.89 over the course of the season (12th in the league), and they have rung up 143 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 67 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.36 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Mariners pitchers have allowed 19 home runs in addition to 77 runs in total (15th in the league).
Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 17 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 8 holds so far this season (17th in the league). The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 70.0% and stepped onto the hill in 18 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves on the season and have blown 3 of 10 save chances. The relievers have inherited 22 base runners on the season with 36.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Mariners have sent 54 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Seattle Mariners have earned 480 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 165 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .992 which has them sitting 2nd in MLB, and have 95 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,440 innings, which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball.
Kikuchi has taken the hill for 227 innings and has racked up 182 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 5.34 (135 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.445. He has allowed 253 base hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 76 walks. Kikuchi (8-15 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.09 and he has gone up against 994 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Boston Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .345 and a team batting average of .285 on the season. They have struck out on 156 occasions (22nd in baseball) and are sitting with 183 base knocks. Boston has 23 HRs on the season as well as 92 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .470 and they are scoring 5.42 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 48 two-baggers, while getting a free base 53 times as well as putting up 103 runs.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.312 in addition to having a FIP of 3.28 as a team for the season. They have a ranking of 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 150. The Boston pitching staff have relinquished 76 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.74 (69 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.49 (169 strikeouts vs 68 free passes). They have yielded 11 homers and they surrender 4.12 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.5% of 26 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 21 times in high leverage situations and on 17 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 13 save situations, the Red Sox have recorded 8 holds and 1 blown save. They sit at 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 64 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Boston has had relievers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 4 saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 15 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in the majors). The Red Sox have accrued 171 assists, 14 errors and have earned a total of 499 putouts during this campaign. In 1,497 innings on the field, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (27th in the majors).
Perez (56-62 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.72 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and he has faced 4,379 batters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 526 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.478 and a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Perez has surrendered 1,111 hits while he has totaled 655 strikeouts in 1,002 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-130)
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