Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Boston (+105)
The Boston Red Sox (9-14) are hosting the Los Angeles Angels (15-8) at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Angels at -125 while the Red Sox are priced at +105. The over/under comes in at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Noah Syndergaard and Michael Wacha.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in the league. They have 110 runs while having a team OBP of .335. The Angels have hit 41 doubles as a unit and have hit 28 balls out of the park. They have compiled 105 runs batted in and 194 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .256. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .431 and have been called out on strikes 199 times, while taking a walk on 86 occasions.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 24 long balls and 89 total runs (13th in the league). They have walked 68 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.94 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.11. The Angels hold a team ERA of 3.66 so far this year (16th in MLB), and they have struck out 184 hitters.
Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 28 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 17 holds so far this season (7th in baseball). The Angels relievers have recorded a save rate of 72.7% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. They have compiled 8 saves this year and have not converted 3 out of their 11 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 base runners so far this year with 34.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Angels have dispatched 80 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 612 putouts this season, in addition to 197 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which ranks 22nd in pro baseball, and have a total of 15 double plays. The Angels have turned 73.8% of balls in play into outs in their 1,836 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 3rd in professional baseball.
Syndergaard has taken the hill for 735 innings and has tallied 788 strikeouts thus far in his career. Syndergaard (49-31 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 2.93 and he has gone up against 3,015 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.29 (269 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.154. He has surrendered 678 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 170 walks.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .279 and a team batting average of .229 on the season. They have struck out on 182 occasions (21st in MLB) and have notched a total of 177 base hits. Boston has a total of 13 home runs on the season as well as 80 runs batted in. The Red Sox hold a team slugging % of .343 and they are scoring 3.52 runs per outing (24th in baseball). They have put up 47 doubles, while taking a walk 52 times and putting up 81 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.241 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.99 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.49 (202 strikeouts vs 81 walks). They are sitting at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 171. They have allowed 24 HR's and they yield 3.99 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 90 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.59 (81 earned runs relinquished).
With 27 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 16 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 11 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 37 times in high leverage situations and also on 38 occasions with base runners. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.9% of 55 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 29th in MLB with a save rate of 45.5%, and they have sent 95 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 16 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (13th in baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 169 assists, 11 errors and have earned 610 putouts so far this year. In 1,830 innings played, the Red Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (9th in the majors).
Wacha (65-48 career mark) has a 4.09 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 4,457 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 476 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Wacha has surrendered 1,037 hits and he has 934 strikeouts in 1,046 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+105)
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