Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-150) Boston (+139)
Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (0-2, 5th in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (2-1, 2nd in AL East) at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rays coming in at -150 and the Red Sox are at +139. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Tyler Glasnow and Martin Perez.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. They have accounted for 14 runs scored and have an OBP of .278. The Rays have earned 3 doubles as a squad and have knocked 5 baseballs out of the park. They have 13 RBI's and 22 base knocks this season, while their team batting average comes in at .222. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .424 and have struck out 25 times, while drawing a walk on 7 occasions.
The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 5.19 on the season (24th in the league), and they have rung up 26 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. Rays pitchers have conceded 2 home runs in addition to 16 runs in total (14th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 9 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.51 as a squad so far this year.
Rays bullpen pitchers came into the game last year with runners on base in 69 contests in addition to 84 games with high leverage. The relief pitchers recorded 41 holds last season (5th in the league). The Rays relievers earned a save percentage of 74.2% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. They accumulated 23 saves last season and blew 8 of their 31 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers inherited 91 runners over the course of last year with 18.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Rays dispatched 219 relievers to the mound during the previous year.
Glasnow was the owner of a FIP of 3.66 and an ERA+ of 101. Tyler Glasnow allowed 43 base knocks in 57.1 innings he pitched last season. He allowed 26 ER's last season and had a K/BB ratio of 4.1. He gave up 6.8 hits per 9 innings and his WHIP was 1.134. His ERA was 4.08 and he struck out 91 batters. Glasnow (15-18 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.03 and he has gone up against 1,365 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 276 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 146 free passes. His earned run average is 4.35 (155 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.315. Glasnow has taken the ball for 321 innings and has earned 389 strikeouts in his career.
Boston has tallied 2 home runs for the season as well as 5 RBIs. They have hit 4 doubles, while walking 6 times and notching 5 runs. The Boston Red Sox have a team on-base percentage of .214 and a team batting average of .160 this season. The Red Sox hold a team SLG% of .266 and they are scoring 1.67 runs per outing (29th in the league). They have been rung up on 24 instances (28th in baseball) and have earned a total of 15 hits.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 18 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.33 (16 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 2 homers and they yield 6.00 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.667 in addition to having a FIP of 2.25 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.00 (33 strikeouts against 11 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 34.
Boston had relievers take the mound in 69 save situations and they tallied 14 saves last year. They were sitting at 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 51.9%, and they dispatched 232 relievers to the mound last season. Their bullpen pitchers stepped onto the mound in 60 games with high leverage in addition to 55 games with runners on. Boston relievers held an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of 92 inherited runners. Wrapping up the year with 27 save chances, the Red Sox accumulated 40 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
Perez gave up 55 base knocks while he surrendered 31 earned runs (4.50 ERA). His WHIP was 1.34 and he earned a FIP of 4.88 last season. He pitched in 62.0 innings last year while conceding 8 H/9. Perez had a K/BB ratio of 1.6 with 46 total strikeouts and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 105. Perez (56-61 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.71 earned run average and has given up 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and he has faced 4,314 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 517 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.477 and having a FIP of 4.5. So far in his career, Perez has allowed 1,095 hits while accumulating 643 K's in 988 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-150)
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