Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Boston (+105)
Fenway Park is where the Boston Red Sox (9-14) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (15-9) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Los Angeles at -125 while Boston opens at +105. The over/under is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shohei Ohtani and Garrett Whitlock.
The Angels have accrued 42 doubles as a team and have hit 28 balls out of the park. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 214 times, while taking a walk on 86 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 8th in the league. They have accumulated 105 RBI's in addition to 196 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .249. They are sitting with 110 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .327.
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The Angels have a team earned run average of 3.65 on the season (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 188 batters. They have walked 71 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.91 as a unit this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Angels pitchers have yielded 24 home runs and 92 runs (14th in baseball).
The Angels have sent 81 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 runners so far this year and 34.0% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 8 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of their 11 save chances. The Angels relievers have earned a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 29 save situations. The relievers have racked up 17 holds over the course of the season (7th in MLB). Angels bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 28 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have converted 73.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,908 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 636 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 206 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which has them sitting 23rd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 16 double plays.
Ohtani has pitched in 203 frames and has earned 252 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Ohtani (15-7 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.48 and he has faced 840 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.59 (81 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.153. He has conceded 155 base knocks (6.9 hits per nine innings) with 79 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have a team OBP of .279 and a batting average of .229 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 182 instances (22nd in the league) and have recorded 177 base hits. Boston has a total of 13 HRs over the course of the season and 80 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a slugging percentage of .343 and they tally 3.52 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have recorded 47 doubles, while walking 52 times as well as putting up 81 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 90 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.59 (81 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 24 dingers and they relinquish 3.99 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.241 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a squad this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 (202 strikeouts against 81 free passes). They rank 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 171.
With 27 save situations, the Red Sox have accumulated 16 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have earned 5 saves. Their relievers have come in 37 times in high leverage situations in addition to 38 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.9% out of 55 inherited runners. They are ranked 29th in baseball with a save rate of 45.5%, and they have dispatched 95 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year.
The Boston Red Sox have gotten 16 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in the majors). The Red Sox have racked up 169 assists, 11 errors and have accumulated 610 putouts this year. Out of their 1,830 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (10th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Whitlock has allowed 73 hits while accumulating 101 K's in 90 innings. Whitlock (9-5 career mark) is the owner of a 1.70 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 17 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.044 and a FIP of 2.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.81 and he has faced 362 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+105)
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