Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+155) Tampa Bay (-180)
The Boston Red Sox (7-7) are headed to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (7-7). The odds on this game have the Red Sox at +155 while the Rays are priced at -180. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Rich Hill and Shane McClanahan.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 3.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have a total of 54 runs and hold an OBP of .287. The Red Sox have tallied 30 doubles as a team and have hit 11 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 54 runs batted in as well as 112 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is at .239. Boston owns a slugging percentage of .373 and have struck out 114 times, while being walked on 31 occasions.
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The Red Sox have a team ERA of 3.82 this season (20th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 131 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 16 home runs and 56 runs (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 54 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.07 as a team over the course of the season.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 17 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 base runners over the course of the season with 25.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 22 times as well as having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 56 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have earned 11 holds for the season (6th in the league). They have earned 4 saves on the year and have not converted 2 of their 6 chances to save the game.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated 375 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 102 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which has them sitting 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 11 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,125 innings on the field, which has them ranked 17th in professional baseball.
Hill has pitched in 1,143 innings and has accumulated 1,191 punch outs in his MLB career. Hill (74-53 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.00 and he has gone up against 4,793 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.82 (486 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.223. He has given up 951 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 448 free passes.
The Rays have a team slugging percentage of .397 and they earn 4.50 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have put up 27 doubles, while getting a free base 48 times and notching 63 runs. Tampa Bay has a total of 11 home runs for the year to go along with 61 RBIs. They have been rung up on 126 occasions (10th in the league) and are sitting with 117 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for a team OBP of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .251 so far this season.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.175 with a FIP of 3.70 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 (131 strikeouts against 42 free passes). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 99. They have conceded 15 homers and they concede 4.43 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 59 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.75 (50 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 23.8% out of 21 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations in addition to 14 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 14 save situations, the Rays have earned 9 holds and 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 52 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 5 save chances and they have earned 3 saves.
In their 1,080 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (15th in the majors). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 8 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (21st in the majors). The Rays have racked up 116 assists, 8 errors and have 360 putouts over the course of the season.
McClanahan (10-7 career mark) has earned a 3.32 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.93 and he has faced 576 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 51 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.243 and a FIP of 3.3. During his MLB career, McClanahan has allowed 130 base knocks while earning 165 K's in 138 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-180)
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