Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+155) Boston (-180)
The Boston Red Sox (63-68) will try to beat the Texas Rangers (58-71) at Fenway Park on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers at +155 while the Red Sox open at -180. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel and Nick Pivetta.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which is 10th in the league. They have accounted for 584 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. The Rangers have accumulated 179 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 159 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 555 RBI's and 1,069 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .244. Texas has a slugging % of .401 and have been called out on strikes 1,132 times, while being walked on 375 occasions.
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The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.10 on the year (21st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,057 batters. They have walked 459 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.14 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.30 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. Rangers pitchers have yielded 133 home runs and 581 runs in total (20th in the league).
The Rangers have sent 429 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 155 base runners on the season and 32.9% of them earned a run for their team. They have 30 saves for the season and have blown 21 of their 51 save opportunities. The Rangers relievers have compiled a save rate of 58.8% and stepped onto the hill in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 65 holds on the campaign (17th in the league). Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 102 times in addition to having 136 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,332 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 15th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have accumulated 3,444 putouts this season, as well as 1,219 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 24th in MLB, and they have turned 104 double plays.
Keuchel (101-90 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.99 while going up against 6,681 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,587 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 486 free passes. His ERA is 3.95 (695 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.309. Keuchel has taken the ball for 1,583 innings and has earned 1,212 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Boston Red Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a batting average of .258 this year. They have struck out on 1,113 occasions (13th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,167 base hits. Boston has recorded 124 HRs so far this season to go along with 563 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .410 and they average 4.50 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have recorded 295 doubles, while taking a walk 362 times and putting up 589 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 643 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.55 (590 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 144 home runs and they concede 4.95 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (1,104 strikeouts vs 424 bases on balls). They are sitting at 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,137.
Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.9% of 206 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 151 times in high leverage situations and on 140 occasions with base runners. With 123 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 69 holds and also 24 blown saves. They are ranked 27th in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 472 relievers onto the field on the year. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 112 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 1,181 assists, 70 errors and have accounted for 3,504 putouts on the campaign. In their 10,512 innings on the field, the Red Sox have a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (26th in professional baseball).
Pivetta (39-48 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.00 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and he has faced 3,057 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 394 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.379 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his career, Pivetta has allowed 705 hits while he has earned 752 K's in 708 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-180)
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