Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-165) Boston (+140)
The Boston Red Sox (54-56) are welcoming the Atlanta Braves (64-46) at Fenway Park on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Atlanta at -165 while Boston is opening at +140. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Wright and Nick Pivetta.
Atlanta has a slugging % of .440 and have been rung up 1,030 times, while taking a walk on 310 occasions. They have tallied 496 runs batted in in addition to 930 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .249. The Braves have accrued 202 doubles as a unit and have knocked 167 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 522 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league.
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The Braves have compiled a team earned run average of 3.67 so far this season (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,045 batters. They have walked 354 hitters and their FIP is 3.44 as a team so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.95 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Braves pitchers have yielded 93 home runs and 441 runs in total (8th in baseball).
The Braves relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 64.3% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 145 runners for the season with 35.2% of those players earned a run for their team. Braves relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 96 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 340 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have earned 65 holds so far this year (7th in baseball). They have recorded 36 saves so far this year and have blown 20 out of their 56 save chances.
The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 2,947 putouts on the campaign, as well as 950 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which ranks 6th in baseball, and they have turned 77 double plays. The Braves have converted 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,841 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
Wright has thrown 198 innings and is sitting with 183 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.39 (97 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.349. He has allowed 182 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 86 walks. Wright (15-13 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.74 and he has faced 851 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated an OBP of .314 and a batting average of .253 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 920 occasions (16th in the league) and are sitting with 957 base knocks. Boston is sitting with 107 home runs on the year to go along with 471 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .408 and they earn 4.48 runs per game (11th in baseball). They have recorded 246 doubles, while walking 311 times and earning 493 runs.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.318 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a squad on the season. They are sitting at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 939. The Boston pitching staff have allowed 523 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.39 (478 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 (921 strikeouts vs 351 bases on balls). They have allowed 121 HR's and they relinquish 4.81 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Boston has had relievers enter the contest in 45 save opportunities and they have tallied 23 saves. They are currently ranked 29th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.1%, and they have sent 400 relievers to the mound for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 124 times in high leverage situations and on 118 occasions with runners on base. Boston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.4% out of 174 inherited runners. With 107 save situations, the Red Sox have accumulated 62 holds and 22 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have gotten 96 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have 983 assists, 63 errors and have earned 2,937 putouts during this campaign. In 8,811 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Pivetta has surrendered 685 base knocks while totaling 728 punch outs in 685 innings. He has surrendered a total of 384 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.384 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 2,958 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Pivetta (38-46 career record) holds a 5.05 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+140)
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