Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+140) Tampa Bay (-165)
The Boston Red Sox (67-68) are traveling to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Tampa Bay Rays (74-58). The line on this contest has the Red Sox at +140 while the Rays are sitting at -165. The betting total is set at 7. The starting pitchers are Rich Hill and Drew Rasmussen.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have tallied 617 runs scored while having a team OBP of .320. The Red Sox have hit 309 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 127 balls out of the park. They have accrued 589 runs batted in and 1,212 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .260. Boston has a slugging % of .412 and have been rung up 1,148 times, while drawing a walk on 384 occasions.
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Red Sox pitchers have conceded 147 home runs and 657 total runs (25th in baseball). They have walked 439 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.07 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 4.51 over the course of the season (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,131 batters.
The Red Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 57.1% and has entered the game in 130 save situations. The relievers have inherited 213 runners for the year and 37.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 144 times as well as having 155 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 489 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have 74 holds for the season (12th in baseball). They have earned 32 saves this season and have blown 24 of their 56 save opportunities.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated 3,612 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,219 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 14th in pro baseball, and they have turned 112 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,836 innings on the field, which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball.
Hill (80-57 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.00 and he has faced 5,149 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,032 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 474 walks. His earned run average is 3.85 (526 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.226. Hill has taken the hill for 1,228 innings and has accumulated 1,261 punch outs so far in his career.
Tampa Bay is sitting with 119 home runs over the course of the season as well as 533 RBIs. They have hit 236 two-baggers, while getting a free base 412 times and putting up 562 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied an OBP of .311 as well as a batting average of .241 for the year. The Rays hold a slugging % of .382 and they earn 4.26 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,154 occasions (11th in the league) and have 1,070 hits.
The Rays have a WHIP of 1.132 and have a FIP of 3.61 as a unit on the season. They have a ranking of 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,022. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 492 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.27 (428 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.70 (1,151 strikeouts vs 311 bases on balls). They have conceded 137 homers and they relinquish 3.76 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
With 165 save situations, the Rays have earned 96 holds and 29 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 67 save opportunities and they have tallied 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 167 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.7% out of their 152 inherited runners. They rank 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 56.7%, and they have sent 466 relievers onto the diamond this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 89 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in the majors). The Rays have racked up 1,135 assists, 68 errors and have accounted for 3,533 putouts over the course of the season. In their 10,599 innings on the field, the Rays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (5th in pro baseball).
During his career, Rasmussen has surrendered 169 hits and he has 197 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched. Rasmussen (14-5 career record) has earned a 2.99 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 69 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.106 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.23 and he has faced 845 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-165)
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