Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+110) Boston (-141)
Luis Patino and the Tampa Bay Rays (68-44, 1st in AL East) go to Fenway Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (65-49, 2nd in AL East). The Red Sox open this game at -141 while the Rays are coming in at +110. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Luis Patino and Eduardo Rodriguez.
The Rays have tallied 193 doubles as a team and have hit 147 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay is slugging .412 and have been called out on strikes 1,116 times, while drawing a walk on 417 occasions. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in baseball. They have amassed 540 runs batted in in addition to 894 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .235. They have earned 570 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .317.
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Rays pitchers have allowed 125 home runs and 449 total runs (10th in the league). They have walked 308 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.72 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.43 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.16. The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.59 for the season (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,055 hitters.
The Rays have sent 360 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 112 runners on the season with 30.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 29 saves on the year and have blown 13 of 42 chances to save the game. The Rays relievers have compiled a save rate of 69.0% and stepped onto the hill in 109 save situations. The relievers have notched 65 holds for the season (6th in baseball). Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 92 times in addition to having 134 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with 3,027 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 961 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 8th in professional baseball, and they have turned 728 double plays. The Rays have converted 70.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,081 innings, which has them ranked 7th in professional baseball.
Patino has taken the mound for 54 frames and is sitting with 60 punch outs during his career. Patino (3-3 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.73 while he has faced 242 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.67 (28 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.407. He has allowed 50 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 26 free passes.
The Red Sox have a team slugging % of .435 and they are scoring 4.83 runs per game (8th in MLB). They have 235 two-baggers, while getting a free base 328 times as well as putting up 551 runs. Boston has accumulated 141 home runs this year to go along with 518 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 986 occasions (15th in baseball) and have earned a total of 988 hits. The Boston Red Sox have tallied a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .257 so far this season.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.382 in addition to having a FIP of 3.93 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.77 (1,055 strikeouts vs 381 walks). They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 993. They have given up 120 long balls and they surrender 4.69 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 518 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.27 (472 earned runs relinquished).
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they have walked away with 36 saves. They sit at 4th in MLB holding a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have sent 377 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 126 times in high leverage situations in addition to 113 occasions with base runners. Boston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.3% of 176 inherited runners. Sitting with 124 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 68 holds and 16 blown saves.
In 8,949 innings played, the Red Sox have a defensive efficiency of 65.8% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 107 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (28th in MLB). The Red Sox have 1,012 assists, 74 errors and have earned 2,983 putouts during this campaign.
Rodriguez (59-37 record in his career) has a 4.20 ERA and has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 3,428 batters so far in his career. He has surrendered 375 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.310 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his MLB career, Rodriguez has allowed 774 hits while tallying 838 strikeouts in 803 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-141)
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