New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-172) Red Sox (+158)
Fenway Park is the venue where Jackie Bradley Jr and the Boston Red Sox (19-33, 5th in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (30-21, 2nd in AL East) on Sunday. The Red Sox open this contest at +158 while the Yankees are coming in at -172. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Deivi Garcia and Tanner Houck.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/16/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Out for the season
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
9/19/2020 Yairo Munoz LF Back Out for the season
9/19/2020 Alex Verdugo RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/19/2020 Zack Godley SP Elbow Out for the season
9/15/2020 Andrew Triggs SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/15/2020 Josh Taylor RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/11/2020 Colten Brewer RP Finger Out for the season
9/10/2020 Austin Brice RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/8/2020 Andrew Benintendi LF Ribs Out for the season
9/1/2020 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
8/1/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Out for the season
6/28/2020 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 30-21 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 186 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 370 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 450. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team New York is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 20 hits this season in 75 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .653 and an OPS+ of 156. Gio Urshela is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 121 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Yankees have 402 hits, including 73 doubles and 89 home runs. New York has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 412 times as a unit. They have left 340 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 19-33 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 273 batters and walked 122 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.91. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 509 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 458 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.61 while their FIP as a staff is 5.28.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jackie Bradley Jr comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .339. He has 42 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 100. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 52 hits in 181 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Red Sox as a unit have 472 base hits, including 102 doubles and 69 homers. Boston has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 478 occasions. They have had 362 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 240 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox (+158)
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