Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Boston Red Sox (67-69) are hitting the road to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Tampa Bay Rays (75-58). The starting pitchers will be Nick Pivetta and Jeffrey Springs.
Boston has a slugging percentage of .412 and have struck out 1,161 times, while drawing a walk on 389 occasions. They have 592 RBI's and 1,219 hits so far this season, while their batting average sits at .259. The Red Sox have accumulated 310 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 128 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 620 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 4.51 so far this year (25th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,139 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.33. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 147 home runs and 661 total runs (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 439 batters and their FIP is 4.05 as a team for the year.
Red Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 145 times in addition to having 157 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 74 holds on the campaign (12th in the league). The Red Sox relievers have a save rate of 56.1% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. They have recorded 32 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 25 out of their 57 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 214 runners on the season and 37.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Red Sox have sent 491 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Boston Red Sox have 3,636 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,228 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 13th in professional baseball, and they have turned 112 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,908 innings, ranking them 26th in MLB.
Pivetta has thrown 711 innings and is sitting with 754 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Pivetta (39-48 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.43 while going up against 3,072 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.00 (395 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.381. He has conceded 709 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 274 free passes.
The Rays have a SLG% of .382 and they are recording 4.26 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have put up 241 doubles, while walking 412 times as well as scoring 566 runs. Tampa Bay has accounted for 119 home runs for the year as well as 537 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,162 occasions (12th in MLB) and have 1,079 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays hold an on-base percentage of .310 and a team batting average of .242 on the campaign.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 495 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.27 (431 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 138 dingers and they allow 3.76 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.134 with a FIP of 3.61 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.68 (1,164 strikeouts vs 316 walks). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,029.
Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 25.7% of 152 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 169 times in high leverage situations and on 115 occasions with base runners. With 167 save situations, the Rays have 97 holds and also 29 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball holding a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have dispatched 470 relievers to the hill for the season. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 68 save chances and they have walked away with 39 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 89 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in baseball). The Rays have accrued 1,141 assists, 69 errors and have amassed 3,560 putouts for the season. In their 10,680 innings on the field, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (6th in professional baseball).
Springs (17-9 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.78 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.23 and he has gone up against 1,007 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has conceded 99 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.322 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. In his pro baseball career, Springs has allowed 228 base hits while totaling 271 punch outs in 236 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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