Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-115) Cleveland (-105)
The Cleveland Guardians (36-28) are hosting the Boston Red Sox (39-31) at Progressive Field on Friday. The odds on this game have Boston at -115 while Cleveland is sitting at -105. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta and Cal Quantrill.
The Red Sox have earned 164 doubles as a unit and have knocked 67 baseballs out of the park. Boston is slugging .414 and have been called out on strikes 555 times, while being walked on 199 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 4.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB. They have accounted for 323 RBI's in addition to 622 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .258. They are sitting with 333 runs and have an on-base percentage of .319.
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The Red Sox have a team ERA of 3.59 this season (6th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 596 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.94 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Red Sox pitchers have relinquished 77 long balls in addition to 278 total runs (7th in the league). They have walked 203 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.94 as a team for the season.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save rate of 53.3% and has come into the game in 79 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 115 runners this season and 33.9% of those runners crossed home plate. Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 80 times and also have had 88 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 258 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have racked up 49 holds so far this year (3rd in MLB). They have recorded 16 saves so far this year and have blown 14 out of their 30 chances to get a save.
The Boston Red Sox have amassed 1,879 putouts thus far, in addition to 597 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which puts them in 12th in the majors, and they have twisted 57 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,637 innings on the field, which has them sitting 8th in MLB.
Pivetta (37-43 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.39 while he has faced 2,760 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 625 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 247 free passes. His ERA is 4.93 (352 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.356. Pivetta has taken the mound for 643 innings and has accounted for 691 strikeouts during his MLB career.
Cleveland is sitting with 53 long balls for the year as well as 286 RBIs. They have recorded 122 doubles, while getting a free base 188 times as well as notching 300 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have an OBP of .312 as well as a team batting average of .251 on the campaign. The Guardians hold a team slugging percentage of .393 and they have an average of 4.69 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have been rung up on 449 instances (30th in the league) and have notched a total of 550 base hits.
The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.186 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a unit so far this year. They rank 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 493. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 263 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.69 (233 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.95 (537 strikeouts against 182 walks). They have surrendered 71 homers and they relinquish 4.16 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
With 49 save situations, the Guardians have earned 20 holds and 7 blown saves. Cleveland has had relievers enter the contest in 26 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 71 times in high leverage situations in addition to 61 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.5% out of their 83 inherited runners. They rank 7th in baseball with a save rate of 73.1%, and they have dispatched 204 relievers onto the field for the season.
In their 5,121 innings on the diamond, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (10th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have turned 49 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (20th in baseball). The Guardians have recorded 555 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,707 putouts for the year.
In his career, Quantrill has given up 333 hits while he has accumulated 285 punch outs in 356 innings pitched. Quantrill (20-15 record in his career) has earned a 3.66 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 145 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.232 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.69 and he has faced 1,491 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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