New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-147) Boston (+115)
Fenway Park is the venue where Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (45-31, 2nd in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (40-35, 3rd in AL East) on Sunday. The Red Sox open this game at +115 while the Yankees are priced at -147. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Gerrit Cole and Eduardo Rodriguez.
As a team, the New York Yankees are notching 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in the league. They have notched a total of 303 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .320. The Yankees have tallied 92 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 98 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 279 runs batted in and 581 hits on the season, while their team batting average sits at .235. New York has a slugging percentage of .395 and have struck out 693 times, while drawing a walk on 300 occasions.
The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.59 for the season (9th in the league), and the staff has rung up 707 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 211 opposing players and their FIP is 3.69 as a team this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.35 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.15. Yankees pitchers have given up 82 long balls and also 298 runs (9th in the league).
The Yankees have dispatched 222 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 79 base runners over the course of the season with 21.5% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 20 saves this year and have blown 8 of their 28 chances to save the game. The Yankees relief pitchers have a save rate of 71.4% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. The relievers have 31 holds so far this year (22nd in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 64 times in addition to having 94 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have converted 70.8% of balls in play into outs in their 6,009 innings, which has them ranked 10th in MLB. The New York Yankees have earned a total of 2,003 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 648 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 15th in the majors, and they have twisted 484 double plays.
Cole has taken the mound for 1,364 frames and has earned 1,553 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.13 (475 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.100. He has surrendered 1,154 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 347 free passes. Cole (109-58 career record) holds a FIP of 3.07 while he has faced 5,495 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .434 and they score 4.97 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have 165 doubles, while getting a free base 208 times as well as scoring 378 runs. Boston has knocked in 92 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 355 RBIs. They have been rung up on 681 instances (13th in baseball) and have recorded 659 base hits. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for an OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .256 so far this year.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.404 and have a FIP of 3.84 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 (716 strikeouts against 274 walks). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 665. They have given up 74 dingers and they allow 4.64 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 345 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.14 (308 earned runs relinquished).
Boston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 34 save opportunities and they have tallied 23 saves. They rank 8th in MLB holding a save rate of 67.6%, and they have sent 251 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 92 times in high leverage situations and also on 74 occasions with base runners. Boston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.5% out of their 118 inherited runners. With 83 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 47 holds and 11 blown saves.
In 6,021 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.3% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 72 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (29th in baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 687 assists, 57 errors and have 2,007 putouts over the course of the season.
Rodriguez (56-35 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.22 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.98 and he has gone up against 3,291 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 362 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.311 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has surrendered 746 hits while he has earned 792 punch outs in 771 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+115)
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