Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+170) Boston (-180)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (12-7, 2nd in AL West) head to Fenway Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (12-8, 1st in AL East). The Red Sox open this game at -180 while the Mariners are priced at +170. The total is set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Chris Flexen and Nathan Eovaldi.
The Mariners have accrued 28 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 20 baseballs out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging rate of .362 and have been called out on strikes 178 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are knocking in 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in baseball. They have 78 RBI's in addition to 123 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .209. They have earned a total of 81 runs while holding a team OBP of .292.
Mariners pitchers have given up 20 home runs and 80 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 69 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.29 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.23 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.81 this season (11th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 154 batters.
The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 70.0% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 22 base runners over the course of the season with 36.4% of those runners ended up scoring. Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 18 times as well as having 27 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 59 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have notched 8 holds so far this year (17th in the league). They have recorded 7 saves this year and have blown 3 of their 10 save opportunities.
The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 507 putouts on the campaign, as well as 178 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .993 which has them sitting 2nd in MLB, and have a total of 98 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 73.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,521 innings, ranking them 3rd in pro baseball.
Flexen has pitched in 84 frames and is sitting with 63 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Flexen (4-12 career record) sits with a FIP of 6.16 while he has gone up against 415 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 7.18 (67 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 2.036. He has allowed 113 base hits (12.1 hits per nine innings) with 58 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have tallied an OBP of .340 in addition to a batting average of .281 on the campaign. They have struck out on 167 instances (17th in the league) and have accounted for 191 hits. Boston has compiled 24 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 94 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .466 and they score 5.30 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 48 two-baggers, while walking 55 times as well as racking up 106 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have conceded 83 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.83 (75 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 12 homers and they relinquish 4.24 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.295 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.42 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 (175 strikeouts vs 75 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 153.
Boston has had relief pitchers take the mound in 6 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. They are currently ranked 10th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 68 relievers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 25 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with base runners. Boston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 38.5% out of their 26 inherited runners. With 14 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 17 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (24th in MLB). The Red Sox have recorded 186 assists, 15 errors and have a tally of 529 putouts so far this season. Out of their 1,587 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Eovaldi has surrendered 1,031 base knocks while he has accumulated 786 K's in 989 innings pitched. Eovaldi (53-57 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.24 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 466 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.350 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has faced 4,225 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-180)
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