Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+184) Boston (-200)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (12-8, 1st in AL East) host the Seattle Mariners (12-7, 2nd in AL West) at Fenway Park on Sunday. The Mariners open this matchup at +184 while the Red Sox are coming in at -200. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nick Margevicius and Eduardo Rodriguez.
As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have racked up 81 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .292. The Mariners have tallied 28 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 20 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 78 runs batted in and 123 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .209. Seattle has a slugging rate of .362 and have been called out on strikes 178 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions.
The Mariners have compiled a team ERA of 3.81 for the season (11th in the league), and their staff has rung up 154 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.23 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Mariners pitchers have given up 20 long balls in addition to 80 runs in total (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 69 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.29 as a team for the season.
The Mariners have sent 59 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 runners on the year with 36.4% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 7 saves this season and have missed out on 3 of their 10 save opportunities. The Mariners relief pitchers have a save percentage of 70.0% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The bullpen have notched 8 holds so far this season (17th in baseball). Mariners pitchers have entered the game with runners on 18 times and also have had 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 507 putouts this year, as well as 178 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .993 which is 2nd in the majors, and they have turned 98 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 73.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,521 innings on the diamond, ranking them 3rd in baseball.
Margevicius (4-10 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.03 while he has faced 486 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 122 hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 36 walks. His ERA is 5.81 (71 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.436. Margevicius has taken the ball for 110 frames and has earned 89 K's in his pro baseball career.
Boston has tallied 24 long balls on the year as well as 94 RBIs. They have 48 doubles, while getting a free base 55 times and scoring 106 runs. The Boston Red Sox have accumulated an OBP of .340 and a batting average of .281 on the season. The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .466 and they score 5.30 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 167 occasions (17th in the league) and are sitting with 191 base hits.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.295 with a FIP of 3.42 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.33 (175 strikeouts vs 75 bases on balls). They rank 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 153. They have allowed 12 dingers and they relinquish 4.24 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 83 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.83 (75 earned runs surrendered).
Boston has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. They sit at 10th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 68 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have come in 25 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with base runners. Boston relievers have an inherited score rate of 38.5% of 26 inherited runners. With 14 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
In 1,587 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in professional baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 17 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (24th in baseball). The Red Sox have 186 assists, 15 errors and have a total of 529 putouts this season.
In his career, Rodriguez has surrendered 671 base hits while he has earned 725 strikeouts in 715 innings pitched. He has given up 319 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and he has faced 3,036 batters so far in his career. Rodriguez (54-31 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.02 earned run average while conceding 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-200)
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