Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
The Boston Red Sox (8-11) are traveling to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday where they will take on the Baltimore Orioles (6-12).
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are knocking in 3.8 runs per game, which is 18th in baseball. They are sitting with 72 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .280. The Red Sox have hit 41 doubles as a unit and have knocked 11 baseballs out of the park. They have 72 RBI's and 149 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .234. Boston is slugging .353 and have struck out 157 times, while being walked on 42 occasions.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.73 on the season (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 172 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Red Sox pitchers have relinquished 22 home runs in addition to 77 total runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 69 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a team so far this year.
The Red Sox have sent 78 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 46 runners on the year and 32.6% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 4 saves on the season and have not converted 5 of their 9 save chances. The Red Sox relievers have a save rate of 44.4% and stepped onto the hill in 23 save situations. The relief pitchers have 14 holds this year (7th in the league). Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 31 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have turned 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,524 innings, which has them sitting 10th in baseball. The Boston Red Sox have earned a total of 508 putouts on the campaign, as well as 143 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which puts them in 6th in baseball, and they have twisted 14 double plays.
Houck (5-6 record in his career) holds a FIP of 2.75 while facing 410 batters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 74 hits (6.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 37 walks. His earned run average is 2.92 (33 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.092. Houck has taken the hill for 101 innings and has accounted for 121 K's in his MLB career.
The Orioles have a SLG% of .301 and they average 3.00 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have 26 two-baggers, while getting a free base 65 times and recording 54 runs. Baltimore has tallied 9 long balls for the season as well as 53 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 177 instances (2nd in MLB) and have notched a total of 123 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied a team OBP of .298 as well as a batting average of .208 over the course of the season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 74 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.83 (66 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 17 homers and they give up 4.30 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.303 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a team on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 (137 strikeouts vs 60 walks). They sit at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 142.
Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.5% out of their 37 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. With 14 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 9 holds and also 1 blown save. They rank 4th in baseball with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 69 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 18 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in pro baseball). The Orioles have racked up 174 assists, 14 errors and have earned a total of 465 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,395 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (21st in baseball).
During his career, Watkins has surrendered 83 base knocks while earning 40 punch outs in 67 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 53 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.611 and a FIP of 6.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54 and he has faced 311 hitters so far in his career. Watkins (2-7 mark in his career) has earned a 7.05 ERA while giving up 11.0 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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