Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-130) Baltimore (+110)
The Boston Red Sox (59-61) are traveling to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday where they will play the Baltimore Orioles (62-57). The odds on this game have Boston at -130 while Baltimore is sitting at +110. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nick Pivetta and Dean Kremer.
Boston is slugging .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,003 times, while taking a walk on 338 occasions. They have compiled 517 runs batted in and 1,048 hits on the season, while their batting average comes in at .254. The Red Sox have compiled 272 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 112 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 541 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .314. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are recording 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in baseball.
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Red Sox pitchers have conceded 134 home runs and 577 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 380 opposing players and their FIP is 4.11 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.32. The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.46 for the year (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,001 hitters.
Red Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 127 times as well as having 134 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 67 holds this year (10th in the league). The Red Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 53.1% and stepped onto the hill in 116 save situations. They have accumulated 26 saves on the campaign and have not converted 23 of 49 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 187 runners on the season and 36.9% of them crossed the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 433 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Red Sox have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,630 innings on the field, which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball. The Boston Red Sox have a total of 3,210 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,080 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and they have twisted 105 double plays.
Pivetta (39-47 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.44 while going up against 3,007 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 691 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 268 free passes. His earned run average is 4.99 (387 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.374. Pivetta has taken the ball for 698 innings and has accumulated 739 punch outs thus far in his career.
Baltimore has 125 home runs for the year to go along with 484 RBIs. They have recorded 218 doubles, while walking 339 times and earning 512 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have earned an OBP of .306 and a team batting average of .239 for the year. The Orioles have a team slugging % of .395 and they earn 4.30 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have struck out on 1,027 occasions (12th in the league) and have totaled 959 base knocks.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 502 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.93 (459 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 131 dingers and they give up 4.30 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.290 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.07 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.81 (909 strikeouts vs 323 free passes). They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,033.
Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have walked away with 33 saves. They are ranked 1st in the league with a save rate of 76.7%, and they have dispatched 409 relievers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations in addition to 160 occasions with runners on. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.8% out of their 225 inherited runners. With 109 save situations, the Orioles have accumulated 63 holds in addition to 10 blown saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Orioles have 1,102 assists, 73 errors and have accumulated 3,155 putouts for the season. In 9,465 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Kremer has conceded 153 base hits while he has tallied 124 punch outs in 142 innings. Kremer (6-12 career record) has a 5.24 ERA and has conceded 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 83 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.444 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 and he has gone up against 620 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-130)
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