Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
The Boston Red Sox (62-68) are hosting the Texas Rangers (58-70) at Fenway Park on Thursday. The starting pitchers are Glenn Otto and Rich Hill.
As a unit, the Texas Rangers are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have notched a total of 581 runs scored while having a team OBP of .307. The Rangers have tallied 177 doubles as a unit and have hit 158 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 552 RBI's as well as 1,063 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is .244. Texas is slugging .401 and have struck out 1,121 times, while drawing a walk on 372 occasions.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.09 on the season (21st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,046 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.31. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 133 long balls and 576 total runs (21st in baseball). They have walked 452 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.15 as a team on the season.
The Rangers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 58.8% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. The relievers have inherited 155 runners on the campaign with 32.9% of them crossed the plate. Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 102 times as well as having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 426 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have accumulated 65 holds on the year (17th in the league). They have accumulated 30 saves on the year and have not converted 21 out of their 51 chances to get a save.
The Texas Rangers have notched a total of 3,417 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,208 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 24th in baseball, and have a total of 103 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 10,251 innings, which has them ranked 14th in the majors.
Otto has thrown 123 innings and is sitting with 102 punch outs in his MLB career. Otto (6-11 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.89 while going up against 548 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.63 (77 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.455. He has allowed 117 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 62 free passes.
Boston has a total of 122 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 557 RBIs. They have tallied 292 doubles, while getting a free base 361 times as well as putting up 583 runs. The Boston Red Sox have compiled an OBP of .316 as well as a batting average of .257 on the year. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .409 and they score 4.48 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,100 instances (13th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,154 base hits.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a unit for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (1,094 strikeouts against 421 walks). They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,128. They have relinquished 143 home runs and they give up 4.95 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have given up 638 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.54 (585 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 122 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 69 holds and 24 blown saves. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 150 times in high leverage situations in addition to 140 occasions with base runners. Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.9% out of their 206 inherited base runners. They are ranked 28th in the league with a save rate of 54.7%, and they have sent 470 relievers to the mound for the year.
In 10,431 innings on the field, the Red Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in professional baseball). The Boston Red Sox have gotten 111 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (15th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have racked up 1,173 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 3,477 putouts for the year.
So far in his MLB career, Hill has allowed 1,027 base knocks while totaling 1,259 strikeouts in 1,224 innings. Hill (80-57 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.84 earned run average and has given up 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 522 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.223 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has gone up against 5,128 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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