Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-130) Detroit (+110)
The Detroit Tigers (1-2) will go up against the Boston Red Sox (1-2) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Red Sox at -130 while the Tigers are sitting at +110. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Rich Hill and Tyler Alexander.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 3.7 runs per contest, which ranks them 17th in MLB. They have tallied 11 runs while holding a team OBP of .274. The Red Sox have tallied 5 doubles as a unit and have hit 3 balls out of the park. They have earned 11 RBI's and 19 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .186. Boston is slugging .324 and have been called out on strikes 31 times, while drawing a walk on 11 occasions.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.67 so far this year (16th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 29 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.64 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. Red Sox pitchers have conceded 5 long balls and 13 total runs (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 11 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.88 as a team so far this year.
The Red Sox have dispatched 14 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 base runners on the season and 50.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 1 save this season and have blown 2 of their 3 chances to get a save. The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 33.3% and stepped onto the hill in 6 save situations. The relievers have a total of 3 holds on the year (5th in MLB). Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 5 times in addition to having 9 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have transformed 70.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 243 innings on the field, which has them ranked 16th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have a tally of 81 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 24 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which has them ranked 22nd in baseball, and they have twisted 2 double plays.
Hill has taken the ball for 1,134 frames and has 1,185 K's so far in his career. Hill (74-52 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.99 while he has gone up against 4,753 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.80 (479 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.221. He has allowed 940 base hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 445 walks.
The Tigers have a team SLG% of .283 and they average 2.67 runs per contest (26th in the league). They have put up 2 two-baggers, while taking a walk 13 times as well as scoring 8 runs. Detroit has knocked in 1 long ball so far this season as well as 8 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 31 occasions (9th in MLB) and are sitting with 17 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers have tallied an on-base percentage of .299 and a team batting average of .185 for the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.333 in addition to having a FIP of 4.14 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.33 (14 strikeouts against 6 free passes). They are sitting at 24th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 30. They have allowed 3 home runs and they surrender 6.33 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 19 runs this year while holding an ERA of 6.00 (18 earned runs allowed).
Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 0.0% out of their 2 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 1 time in high leverage situations in addition to 1 occasion with runners on. The Tigers don't have any saves to this point. They rank 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 11 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 0 save opportunities.
In 243 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (19th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 1 double play and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (21st in the majors). The Tigers have accrued 25 assists, 2 errors and have earned 81 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Alexander has conceded 213 hits while he has earned 168 strikeouts in 196 frames. Alexander (5-11 career mark) has earned a 4.13 earned run average while surrendering 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 90 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.309 and a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.82 and he has gone up against 838 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+110)
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