Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-105) Toronto (-116)
TD Ballpark is the venue where Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (22-17, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Boston Red Sox (25-17, 1st in AL East) on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this matchup at -116 while the Red Sox are priced at -105. The total has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Garrett Richards and Ross Stripling.
Boston has a slugging percentage of .446 and have been rung up 354 times, while being walked on 118 occasions. They have 198 runs batted in and 376 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .264. The Red Sox have accumulated 94 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 53 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 217 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are knocking in 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in MLB.
The Red Sox have an ERA of 3.81 for the season (12th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 391 hitters. They have walked 138 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.36 as a team so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.83 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 30 home runs and 172 total runs (15th in the league).
Red Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 34 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 27 holds on the year (5th in baseball). The Red Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.2% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 7 of their 19 save chances. The relievers have inherited 51 runners so far this season with 37.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 135 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 1,114 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 383 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 23rd in pro baseball, and have earned 292 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,342 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 29th in pro baseball.
Richards has taken the mound for 846 innings and has totaled 740 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.64 (342 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.264. He has surrendered 761 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 309 free passes. Richards (50-43 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.69 and he has gone up against 3,558 hitters in the major leagues.
The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .416 and they average 4.92 runs per game (6th in the league). They have tallied 52 two-baggers, while taking a walk 115 times and racking up 192 runs. Toronto has accumulated 56 home runs so far this year as well as 181 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 328 occasions (27th in baseball) and have totaled 324 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a batting average of .246 so far this year.
The Toronto pitching staff have given up 156 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.85 (145 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 50 dingers and they allow 4.14 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 4.18 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.97 (351 strikeouts against 118 walks). They rank 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 308.
Toronto has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 12 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 141 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and also on 46 occasions with base runners. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.7% out of 64 inherited base runners. With 38 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 24 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
In 3,057 innings on the field, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 40 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in the majors). The Blue Jays have accrued 357 assists, 20 errors and have earned a total of 1,019 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Stripling has given up 456 base hits while tallying 443 strikeouts in 457 frames. He has allowed 197 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.252 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.79 and he has faced 1,915 hitters during his MLB career. Stripling (23-29 mark in his career) has a 3.87 ERA and has conceded 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-105)
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