Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-105) New York (-116)
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (33-23, 2nd in AL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (31-26, 3rd in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Red Sox priced at -105 and the Yankees are at -116. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Jameson Taillon.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have 276 runs while having a team OBP of .317. The Red Sox have accumulated 124 doubles as a team and have knocked 70 balls out of the stadium. They have 256 RBI's and 485 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .257. Boston has a slugging % of .438 and have been rung up 499 times, while being walked on 151 occasions.
The Red Sox have a team ERA of 3.90 for the season (13th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 522 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Red Sox pitchers have given up 41 home runs in addition to 232 runs in total (14th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 192 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.44 as a squad on the season.
The Red Sox have sent 176 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 82 base runners for the season and 34.1% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 16 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of 23 save opportunities. The Red Sox relievers have earned a save percentage of 69.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 60 save situations. The relievers have notched 37 holds on the season (5th in the league). Red Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 52 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have turned 66.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,404 innings on the field, which ranks them 30th in MLB. The Boston Red Sox have 1,468 putouts thus far, in addition to 499 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which has them ranked 23rd in MLB, and have accumulated 389 double plays.
Rodriguez (56-35 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.92 and he has faced 3,201 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 722 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 260 walks. His ERA is 4.14 (346 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.306. Rodriguez has pitched in 751 frames and is sitting with 765 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .373 and they are scoring 3.74 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have recorded 65 doubles, while taking a walk 226 times as well as scoring 213 runs. New York has accounted for 67 home runs so far this year to go along with 194 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 525 occasions (10th in MLB) and have recorded 421 hits. The New York Yankees have an OBP of .315 and a team batting average of .227 over the course of the season.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.092 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a pitching staff so far this season. They sit at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 393. The New York pitching staff have conceded 209 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.25 (183 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.47 (558 strikeouts against 161 walks). They have relinquished 62 home runs and they allow 3.71 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Sitting with 45 save situations, the Yankees have accrued 24 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. New York has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 20 save chances and they have earned 16 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 69 times in high leverage situations and on 42 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 20.0% of 50 inherited base runners. They are ranked 2nd in MLB with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 165 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The New York Yankees have twisted 49 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 487 assists, 34 errors and have a tally of 1,522 putouts for the year. In their 4,566 innings on the field, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (5th in MLB).
Taillon (30-28 career mark) has a 3.80 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.59 and he has faced 2,151 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 217 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.248 and a FIP of 3.7. During his pro baseball career, Taillon has surrendered 509 hits while he has tallied 474 strikeouts in 513 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-105)
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