On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox (10-14) will face the Los Angeles Angels (15-10) at Fenway Park. Los Angeles is favoured by a score of -160, while Boston is favoured by a score of +140.
The Los Angeles Angels are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in Major League Baseball. They’ve scored 110 runs and have a.324 on-base percentage. The Angels have hit 42 doubles and 28 balls out of the park as a team. This season, they have 105 runs batted in and 200 hits, while their batting average is.246. Los Angeles has a.410 slugging percentage and has struck out 219 times while earning 89 walks.
This season, the Angels have sent 82 relief pitchers to the mound. On the season, the bullpen pitchers have inherited 47 runners, with 34.0 percent of those runners reaching base. Over the course of the season, they’ve made 8 saves and blown 3 of 11 save opportunities. The Angels relief relievers have a 72.7 percent save rate and have entered the game in 29 save opportunities. Over the course of the season, the relievers have recorded 17 holds (9th in MLB). The Angels bullpen has entered the game 28 times with runners on base, as well as 20 appearances in high-leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have 660 putouts on the season, along with 216 assists and 16 mistakes. They have a fielding percentage of.982, which ranks them 23rd in MLB, and 17 double plays. In their 1,980 innings, the Angels have converted 73.7 percent of balls in play into outs, which ranks them second in MLB.
The Red Sox have a team SLG of.351 and score 3.54 runs per game on average (24th in MLB). They have 49 doubles to their credit, as well as 53 free bases and 85 runs. Over the course of the season, Boston has 15 home runs and 84 RBIs. They’ve struck out 185 times (tied for 23rd in baseball) and have 186 hits. The Boston Red Sox have a.280 team on-base percentage and a.231 batting average this season.
This season, the Red Sox have a 1.216 team WHIP and a 3.94 FIP. The ratio of strikeouts to walks is 2.46. (207 strikeouts against 84 free passes). With 174 total hits allowed, they rank 12th in the league as a pitching staff. They’ve surrendered 24 home runs and 3.82 runs per nine innings (9th in the league). The Boston pitching staff has given up 90 runs this season and has a club ERA of 3.44. (81 earned runs conceded).
In 11 save opportunities, Boston’s bullpen relievers have taken the mound, resulting in 5 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 45.5 percent and have used 98 relievers this season. Their relievers have been called into action 37 times in high-pressure situations and 39 times with runners on base. Out of their 56 inherited base runners, Boston relievers have a 30.4 percent inherited scoring percentage. The Red Sox have 18 holds and 6 blown saves out of 29 save opportunities.
The Red Sox had a defensive efficiency of 71.8 percent in 1,911 innings on the field (9th in MLB). The Boston Red Sox have converted 19 double plays for a fielding percentage of.986 (12th in pro baseball). This season, the Red Sox have accumulated 181 assists, 12 mistakes, and 637 putouts.
Pick: Take Boston (+140)