Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 7/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-104) New York (-108)
Nick Pivetta and the Boston Red Sox (56-36, 1st in AL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (46-44, 4th in AL East). The line on this game has the Red Sox priced at -104 and the Yankees are at -108. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nick Pivetta and Gerrit Cole.
The Red Sox have hit 195 doubles as a team and have knocked 117 baseballs out of the park. Boston has a slugging percentage of .439 and have struck out 794 times, while drawing a walk on 264 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB. They have earned 439 runs batted in and 804 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .258. They have accounted for 468 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .321.
Red Sox pitchers have given up 93 long balls and 407 runs in total (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 314 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.85 as a unit this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox hold a team ERA of 4.05 for the season (13th in MLB), and they have struck out 859 hitters.
The Red Sox have sent 304 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 141 runners over the course of the season and 30.5% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 30 saves this year and have missed out on 14 out of their 44 save chances. The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save rate of 68.2% and has entered the game in 109 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 62 holds on the season (1st in the league). Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 91 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have accounted for 2,443 putouts this season, as well as 843 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which ranks 29th in MLB, and they have turned 656 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 65.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,329 innings on the field, which ranks them 30th in professional baseball.
Pivetta has thrown 502 innings and is sitting with 547 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 5.19 (290 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.401. He has allowed 507 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 197 walks. Pivetta (28-34 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.52 and he has gone up against 2,177 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .322 and a batting average of .235 for the season. They have struck out on 821 occasions (11th in MLB) and have earned 695 base hits. New York has recorded 114 home runs on the campaign as well as 341 runs batted in. The Yankees have a SLG% of .392 and they average 4.11 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have put up 112 doubles, while walking 362 times as well as recording 370 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.171 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.86 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.31 (847 strikeouts against 256 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 675. They have surrendered 106 home runs and they allow 4.22 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have given up 373 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.83 (338 earned runs relinquished).
With 68 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 36 holds and 9 blown saves. New York has called on relievers to enter the game in 30 save chances and they have earned 21 saves. Their relievers have come in 106 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with base runners. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.5% out of their 102 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 261 relievers to the mound so far this year.
In 7,155 innings on the diamond, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (8th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have twisted 65 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 752 assists, 51 errors and have earned 2,385 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Cole has conceded 1,171 base knocks while earning 1,577 punch outs in 1,382 innings. Cole (110-59 career record) has a 3.15 ERA and has conceded 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 484 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.103 and having a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.45 and he has faced 5,570 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-108)
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