Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Fenway Park is the site where the Boston Red Sox (23-25) will play the Cincinnati Reds (16-31) on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Castillo and Michael Wacha.
Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .365 and have been called out on strikes 416 times, while taking a walk on 142 occasions. They have amassed 194 RBI's and 344 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .226. The Reds have accrued 77 doubles as a squad and have knocked 42 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 199 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in MLB.
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Reds pitchers have allowed 61 home runs and also 254 runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 196 opposing players and their FIP is 4.80 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.04 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.46. The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.51 for the year (30th in the league), and they have rung up 399 batters.
The Reds have sent 174 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 base runners on the campaign and 46.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 9 saves so far this season and have blown 4 of 13 chances to get a save. The Reds bullpen have a save rate of 69.2% and has entered the game in 31 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 18 holds on the year (27th in the league). Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 54 times as well as having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned 1,215 putouts on the year, as well as 343 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which is 4th in pro baseball, and have a total of 30 double plays. The Reds have converted 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,645 innings, which has them sitting 21st in baseball.
Castillo has pitched in 728 innings and has earned 788 K's during his pro baseball career. Castillo (41-51 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.75 and he has faced 3,027 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.73 (302 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. He has surrendered 622 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 264 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox have tallied a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .262 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 381 instances (19th in the league) and have accounted for 438 base knocks. Boston has accumulated 49 home runs so far this season and 228 RBIs. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .425 and they average 4.88 runs per game (4th in the league). They have notched 117 doubles, while taking a walk 135 times and putting up 234 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have conceded 207 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.91 (186 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 59 HR's and they allow 4.35 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.196 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.81 (413 strikeouts against 147 walks). They have a ranking of 12th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 365.
Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.7% of 88 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 62 times in high leverage situations and also on 61 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 50 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 30 holds and also 12 blown saves. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 184 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 20 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves.
In their 3,858 innings played, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in professional baseball). The Boston Red Sox have gotten 37 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 405 assists, 24 errors and have amassed 1,286 putouts for the year.
In his career, Wacha has allowed 1,051 base hits while he has tallied 941 strikeouts in 1,061 innings. He has conceded a total of 483 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.67 and he has gone up against 4,517 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Wacha (66-48 mark in his career) has a 4.10 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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