Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-116) Boston (-105)
Fenway Park is the site where Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (79-60, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (86-51, 1st in AL East) on Tuesday. The Red Sox open this game at -105 while the Rays are priced at -116. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Drew Rasmussen and Eduardo Rodriguez.
The Rays have recorded 244 doubles as a squad and have knocked 188 balls out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .424 and have been called out on strikes 1,321 times, while drawing a walk on 498 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 5.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They have recorded 692 runs batted in in addition to 1,117 hits for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .240. They are sitting with 733 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .319.
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The Rays hold a team earned run average of 3.69 for the year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,280 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 378 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.74 as a squad so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.39 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.18. Rays pitchers have surrendered 153 home runs in addition to 559 runs (10th in the league).
Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 108 times and also have had 155 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 76 holds so far this season (8th in baseball). The Rays relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 69.1% and has entered the game in 133 save situations. They have compiled 38 saves for the season and have blown 17 out of their 55 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 137 runners so far this season and 28.5% of those players crossed the plate. The Rays have sent 437 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 3,700 putouts this year, as well as 1,154 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which is 9th in the majors, and they have turned 888 double plays. The Rays have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,100 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB.
Rasmussen has taken the ball for 71 frames and is sitting with 84 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.91 (31 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.304. He has surrendered 61 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 32 walks. Rasmussen (2-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.44 while facing 305 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Boston has tallied 184 home runs this year as well as 660 runs batted in. They have notched 286 two-baggers, while walking 432 times and notching 699 runs. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a batting average of .260 over the course of the season. The Red Sox have a slugging percentage of .446 and they are scoring 5.03 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,181 occasions (17th in the league) and have accounted for 1,218 base knocks.
The Boston pitching staff have allowed 641 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.33 (583 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 150 home runs and they allow 4.76 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.385 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.76 (1,295 strikeouts against 470 walks). They come in at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,210.
Sitting with 148 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 79 holds and also 21 blown saves. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 64 save chances and they have earned 43 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 157 times in high leverage situations and also on 146 occasions with runners on base. Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.7% out of their 228 inherited runners. They are ranked 6th in MLB with a save rate of 67.2%, and they have dispatched 465 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season.
Out of their 10,920 innings played, the Red Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 65.8% (30th in pro baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 124 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 1,218 assists, 93 errors and have a tally of 3,640 putouts this season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has conceded 801 hits while accumulating 863 K's in 831 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 385 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.307 and having a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.02 and he has gone up against 3,541 batters during his career. Rodriguez (62-38 career mark) holds a 4.17 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-105)
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