Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-130) Baltimore (+110)
The Boston Red Sox (9-12) are headed to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday where they will meet the Baltimore Orioles (6-14). The line on this matchup has Boston at -130 while Baltimore is priced at +110. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Nick Pivetta and Jordan Lyles.
The Red Sox have recorded 43 doubles as a unit and have hit 12 balls out of the park. Boston has a slugging % of .342 and have struck out 169 times, while drawing a walk on 45 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in the league. They have amassed 74 RBI's and 159 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .226. They have a total of 75 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .273.
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The Red Sox have an ERA of 3.43 this year (11th in the league), and their staff has struck out 187 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Red Sox pitchers have conceded 23 long balls in addition to 79 runs in total (12th in MLB). They have walked 76 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.08 as a unit so far this season.
The Red Sox have dispatched 87 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 49 runners on the year and 30.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 5 saves on the year and have missed out on 5 of 10 chances to save the game. The Red Sox relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 26 save situations. The relievers have a total of 16 holds on the year (6th in MLB). Red Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 34 times as well as having 32 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have a total of 559 putouts this season, as well as 157 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which has them sitting 9th in MLB, and have accumulated 15 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,677 innings on the diamond, ranking them 6th in baseball.
Pivetta has pitched in 577 innings and has racked up 625 punch outs so far in his career. Pivetta (30-41 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.58 while he has faced 2,509 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.25 (337 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.411. He has allowed 584 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 231 free passes.
The Baltimore Orioles have a team OBP of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .214 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 199 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 142 base hits. Baltimore has accumulated 10 HRs on the season as well as 59 RBIs. The Orioles hold a slugging percentage of .312 and they are recording 3.00 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have notched 33 doubles, while getting a free base 72 times and racking up 60 runs.
The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 87 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.77 (72 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 19 HR's and they yield 4.55 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.302 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 (150 strikeouts against 66 bases on balls). They rank 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 158.
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 38.1% out of their 42 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 30 times in high leverage situations in addition to 25 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 14 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 9 holds and 1 blown save. They sit at 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 74 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Baltimore has called on relievers to take the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 4 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 21 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .971 (29th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 193 assists, 21 errors and have a total of 516 putouts so far this year. In 1,548 innings on the field, the Orioles are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.9% (25th in MLB).
Lyles (55-81 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.21 ERA while giving up 9.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and he has gone up against 5,136 batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 676 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and having a FIP of 4.7. During his career, Lyles has allowed 1,277 base knocks while accumulating 893 K's in 1,167 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-130)
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