Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+175) Toronto (-233)
Alek Manoah and the Toronto Blue Jays (48-42, 3rd in AL East) play the Boston Red Sox (56-38, 1st in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Red Sox priced at +175 and the Blue Jays are at -233. The total opens at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Garrett Richards and Alek Manoah.
Boston has a slugging percentage of .436 and have been rung up 814 times, while taking a walk on 271 occasions. They have accounted for 441 runs batted in and 814 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .256. The Red Sox have earned 199 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 117 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 470 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which is 5th in the league.
The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.11 for the season (14th in baseball), and they have struck out 876 batters. They have walked 323 hitters and their FIP is 3.92 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 98 home runs and also 419 total runs (17th in baseball).
The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 68.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 109 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 145 base runners so far this year with 31.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Red Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 93 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have dispatched 310 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have earned 62 holds for the season (1st in MLB). They have tallied 30 saves for the season and have missed out on 14 of their 44 save chances.
The Red Sox have converted 65.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,455 innings, which has them ranked 30th in pro baseball. The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 2,485 putouts this season, in addition to 855 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which ranks 29th in baseball, and have accumulated 668 double plays.
Richards (52-46 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.79 while he has faced 3,797 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 830 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 334 free passes. His earned run average is 3.76 (374 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.299. Richards has taken the ball for 896 frames and has racked up 775 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .456 and they are earning 5.21 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have hit 150 doubles, while getting a free base 273 times and putting up 469 runs. Toronto has compiled 140 HRs over the course of the season and 447 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 734 occasions (29th in baseball) and have earned a total of 810 base knocks. The Toronto Blue Jays have an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a batting average of .265 so far this year.
The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 374 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.89 (338 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 119 long balls and they concede 4.31 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.246 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.24 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.96 (834 strikeouts vs 282 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 691.
Toronto has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have recorded 16 saves. They sit at 14th in the league with a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have sent 305 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relievers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 103 occasions with base runners. Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.7% out of 148 inherited base runners. With 69 save situations, the Blue Jays have 40 holds and 10 blown saves.
In 7,035 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (10th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 68 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in the majors). The Blue Jays have 796 assists, 56 errors and have amassed 2,345 putouts so far this season.
During his MLB career, Manoah has allowed 28 base hits while he has tallied 52 K's in 40 innings pitched. Manoah (2-1 career record) holds a 2.90 ERA while allowing 6.2 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.066 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.47 and he has gone up against 168 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-233)
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