Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-152) New York (+120)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Luis Gil and the New York Yankees (65-52, 3rd in AL East) will play the Boston Red Sox (69-51, 2nd in AL East) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Red Sox priced at -152 and the Yankees are at +120. The total is set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Gil.
The Red Sox have tallied 253 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 153 baseballs out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging rate of .444 and have been called out on strikes 1,027 times, while being walked on 358 occasions. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are recording 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 5th in baseball. They have recorded 572 runs batted in and 1,055 hits on the year, and their team batting average sits at .260. They have accounted for 606 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .325.
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Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 129 home runs and also 547 runs in total (17th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 403 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.94 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.79 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.28 this season (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,125 hitters.
The Red Sox relievers have earned a save rate of 68.5% and has entered the game in 128 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 189 base runners on the season and 31.2% of those players crossed the plate. Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 121 times as well as having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 396 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have recorded 70 holds for the season (4th in MLB). They have compiled 37 saves on the year and have blown 17 out of their 54 save opportunities.
The Red Sox have converted 65.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,435 innings, which ranks them 30th in the majors. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for 3,145 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,053 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 841 double plays.
Eovaldi (60-63 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.82 while he has gone up against 4,688 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 1,143 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 326 free passes. His earned run average is 4.23 (516 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.337. Eovaldi has taken the ball for 1,099 innings and is sitting with 896 K's during his career.
New York has accumulated 146 HRs on the season and 462 RBIs. They have 160 doubles, while taking a walk 477 times and earning 499 runs. The New York Yankees have compiled an on-base percentage of .326 and a team batting average of .237 so far this season. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they average 4.26 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,081 instances (8th in the league) and are sitting with 915 base hits.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.185 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.84 as a squad so far this year. They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 881. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 480 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.71 (428 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 (1,109 strikeouts vs 349 bases on balls). They have conceded 133 homers and they surrender 4.16 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Sitting with 116 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 59 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save opportunities and they have earned 34 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 158 times in high leverage situations and on 112 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% of 145 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 361 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign.
Out of their 9,342 innings played, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in professional baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 90 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (22nd in MLB). The Yankees have recorded 979 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 3,114 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Gil has surrendered 6 hits while earning 14 K's in 11 frames. Gil (1-0 career mark) holds a 0.00 earned run average while conceding 4.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 0 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.818 and having a FIP of 1.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.67 and he has faced 43 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-152)
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