New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 10/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) Boston (+105)
Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (92-70, 2nd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (92-70, 3rd in AL East) at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Red Sox open this contest at +105 while the Yankees are priced at -115. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Gerrit Cole and Nathan Eovaldi.
New York is slugging .407 and have been called out on strikes 1,482 times, while being walked on 621 occasions. They have 666 runs batted in in addition to 1,266 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .237. The Yankees have hit 213 doubles as a squad and have knocked 222 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 711 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .322. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 4.4 runs per outing, which ranks them 19th in MLB.
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The Yankees have an ERA of 3.74 so far this year (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,569 batters. They have walked 492 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.90 as a squad this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.19 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.21. Yankees pitchers have yielded 196 home runs and also 669 total runs (10th in baseball).
The Yankees have dispatched 512 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 222 runners this year and 27.9% of those runners crossed the plate. They have accumulated 47 saves so far this year and have not converted 26 of their 73 save opportunities. The Yankees bullpen have a save rate of 64.4% and has come into the game in 161 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 83 holds over the course of the season (13th in the league). Yankees pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 163 times and also have had 219 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,918 innings, which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have a total of 4,306 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,318 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 24th in the majors, and they have turned 1,044 double plays.
Cole has taken the hill for 1,449 innings and is sitting with 1,673 K's during his pro baseball career. Cole (117-63 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.09 and he has gone up against 5,857 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.20 (515 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.112. He has surrendered 1,238 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 373 walks.
Boston has hit 219 HRs on the season and 783 runs batted in. They have 330 doubles, while getting a free base 512 times and putting up 829 runs. The Boston Red Sox hold a team OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .261 for the year. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .449 and they earn 5.12 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,386 instances (20th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,434 base hits.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.378 with a FIP of 3.95 as a unit for the year. They come in at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,409. The Boston pitching staff have conceded 749 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.26 (671 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (1,527 strikeouts against 546 free passes). They have conceded 176 home runs and they concede 4.75 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
With 176 save situations, the Red Sox have 95 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. Boston has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 76 save chances and they have come away with 49 saves. Their relievers have come in 198 times in high leverage situations and also on 177 occasions with runners on base. Boston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.7% of 277 inherited base runners. They are ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 64.5%, and they have sent 563 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 143 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in the majors). The Red Sox have 1,421 assists, 108 errors and have a tally of 4,257 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 12,771 innings played, the Red Sox have a efficiency on defense of 65.9% (30th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Eovaldi has allowed 1,192 base knocks while he has earned 957 strikeouts in 1,148 innings. He has conceded 534 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.331 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and he has faced 4,895 hitters so far in his MLB career. Eovaldi (61-65 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.19 earned run average and has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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