Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-132) New York (+105)
Michael King and the New York Yankees (31-25, 3rd in AL East) host the Boston Red Sox (32-23, 2nd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Red Sox open this contest at -132 while the Yankees are priced at +105. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nathan Eovaldi and Michael King.
Boston has a slugging rate of .438 and have struck out 487 times, while taking a walk on 144 occasions. They have accrued 251 runs batted in in addition to 477 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .257. The Red Sox have compiled 120 doubles as a unit and have knocked 69 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 271 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 5th in baseball.
Red Sox pitchers have allowed 40 home runs and also 231 runs (15th in the league). They have walked 191 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.44 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.34. The Red Sox have a team earned run average of 3.96 this season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 516 hitters.
The Red Sox relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 69.6% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 base runners so far this year with 35.0% of them crossed home plate. Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 51 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 174 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen are sitting with 37 holds for the season (5th in the league). They have accumulated 16 saves so far this year and have blown 7 out of their 23 chances to get a save.
The Red Sox have transformed 66.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,323 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 30th in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox have a tally of 1,441 putouts this year, in addition to 491 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 24th in the majors, and have 381 double plays.
Eovaldi has taken the mound for 1,026 innings and has earned 820 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.25 (485 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.346. He has given up 1,067 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 315 walks. Eovaldi (56-58 career mark) has a FIP of 3.87 and he has faced 4,385 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Yankees have tallied an OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .228 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 519 occasions (10th in the league) and have accounted for 415 base hits. New York has hit 65 home runs on the season as well as 192 runs batted in. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .372 and they average 3.77 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have put up 63 two-baggers, while getting a free base 226 times and notching 211 runs.
The New York pitching staff have yielded 200 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.14 (174 earned runs conceded). They have given up 61 homers and they surrender 3.61 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.084 with a FIP of 3.58 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.49 (548 strikeouts vs 157 bases on balls). They rank 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 383.
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 20.4% of 49 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 69 times in high leverage situations and on 41 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 45 save situations, the Yankees have earned 24 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. They are ranked 2nd in the league with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 162 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. New York has had relievers step onto the mound in 20 save opportunities and they have recorded 16 saves.
In 4,485 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.0% (3rd in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 49 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (18th in MLB). The Yankees have accrued 479 assists, 34 errors and have amassed 1,495 putouts on the campaign.
King (1-4 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.33 ERA and has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 and he has gone up against 228 batters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 30 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.421 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. In his pro baseball career, King has given up 51 hits while he has earned 47 strikeouts in 50 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-132)
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