Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+235) Boston (-333)
Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers (42-80, 5th in AL West) are headed to Fenway Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (70-54, 3rd in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Rangers priced at +235 and the Red Sox are at -333. The O/U has been set at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Kolby Allard and Nathan Eovaldi.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.7 runs per outing, which ranks them 29th in baseball. They have accumulated 455 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .288. The Rangers have accumulated 155 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 132 balls out of the park. They have accrued 435 runs batted in and 897 base knocks over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .223. Texas has a slugging percentage of .368 and have been rung up 1,058 times, while being walked on 332 occasions.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.72 for the season (25th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 947 hitters. They have walked 381 opposing players and their FIP is 4.69 as a team for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 173 home runs and also 608 total runs (25th in the league).
Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 106 times and also have had 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 39 holds so far this year (30th in the league). The Rangers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 56.8% and has entered the game in 77 save situations. They have recorded 21 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 16 out of their 37 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 163 runners for the season and 35.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Rangers have dispatched 372 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Texas Rangers are sitting with 3,220 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,111 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 11th in pro baseball, and have a total of 898 double plays. The Rangers have turned 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,660 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in pro baseball.
Allard has taken the mound for 181 innings and has accumulated 147 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Allard (8-19 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.76 while facing 803 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.77 (116 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.420. He has surrendered 196 base hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 61 walks.
The Red Sox hold a team slugging % of .443 and they tally 4.98 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have put up 259 doubles, while walking 370 times as well as scoring 617 runs. Boston has compiled 157 long balls this year as well as 583 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,052 occasions (19th in the league) and have totaled 1,082 base hits. The Boston Red Sox hold an OBP of .324 as well as a batting average of .259 this season.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.383 and have a FIP of 3.92 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,072. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 559 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.27 (511 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (1,158 strikeouts against 418 walks). They have allowed 131 long balls and they concede 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB).
Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of 198 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 126 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 71 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They rank 4th in baseball with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have dispatched 410 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Boston has had relievers take the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have tallied 37 saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 110 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in MLB). The Red Sox have recorded 1,077 assists, 79 errors and have a tally of 3,232 putouts so far this year. In 9,696 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.8% (30th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Eovaldi has conceded 1,150 hits while he has tallied 902 strikeouts in 1,104 frames. Eovaldi (60-64 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.22 ERA while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 518 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.338 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,711 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-333)
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