Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+285) Boston (-400)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (42-79, 5th in AL West) head to Fenway Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (69-54, 3rd in AL East). The Rangers open this contest at +285 while the Red Sox are coming in at -400. The O/U opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Jordan Lyles and Eduardo Rodriguez.
The Rangers have accounted for 154 doubles as a squad and have knocked 132 balls out of the stadium. Texas is slugging .369 and have struck out 1,047 times, while drawing a walk on 330 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have amassed 435 runs batted in and 890 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate sits at .223. They have tallied 455 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .288.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.71 on the campaign (25th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 942 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have given up 172 home runs in addition to 602 total runs (24th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 378 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.70 as a squad so far this season.
The Rangers have sent 370 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 162 base runners so far this season with 35.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 21 saves for the year and have blown 16 of their 37 save chances. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 56.8% and stepped onto the hill in 77 save situations. The relief pitchers have 39 holds so far this season (30th in MLB). Rangers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 105 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,588 innings, which has them ranked 16th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have a tally of 3,196 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,104 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them sitting 11th in the majors, and they have twisted 890 double plays.
Lyles has thrown 1,098 frames and has 837 strikeouts during his MLB career. Lyles (49-76 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.73 and he has gone up against 4,849 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.26 (642 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.447. He has surrendered 1,209 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 381 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have a team on-base percentage of .324 as well as a team batting average of .259 for the year. They have struck out on 1,047 instances (18th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,072 base hits. Boston has tallied 156 HRs for the year as well as 577 runs batted in. The Red Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .442 and they average 4.97 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have hit 253 doubles, while walking 367 times and scoring 611 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.387 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a unit on the campaign. They come in at 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,065. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 559 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.31 (511 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.76 (1,147 strikeouts against 416 bases on balls). They have surrendered 131 long balls and they yield 4.71 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Boston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 55 save chances and they have walked away with 37 saves. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB holding a save percentage of 67.3%, and they have sent 406 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 126 occasions with base runners. Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of their 198 inherited runners. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 71 holds in addition to 18 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 109 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (28th in the majors). The Red Sox have 1,067 assists, 79 errors and have a tally of 3,205 putouts on the campaign. In 9,615 innings played, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.8% (30th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has allowed 781 hits while earning 852 strikeouts in 815 innings. He has surrendered 377 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.306 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and he has gone up against 3,472 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Rodriguez (60-37 career mark) is the owner of a 4.16 earned run average while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+285)
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