New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+140) Boston (-175)
Fenway Park is the venue where Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (58-38, 1st in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (50-44, 3rd in AL East) on Friday. The Red Sox open this matchup at -175 while the Yankees are coming in at +140. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and Eduardo Rodriguez.
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New York has a slugging rate of .399 and have been called out on strikes 844 times, while drawing a walk on 375 occasions. They have recorded 358 RBI's and 718 hits so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .236. The Yankees have accumulated 115 doubles as a unit and have knocked 123 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 388 runs and have an on-base percentage of .323. As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 22nd in baseball.
The Yankees have a team earned run average of 3.78 this year (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 880 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 270 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.85 as a team for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.18. Yankees pitchers have given up 108 long balls in addition to 379 total runs (8th in MLB).
The Yankees bullpen have a save percentage of 71.0% and has come into the game in 73 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 109 base runners for the year and 26.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Yankees bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 81 times in addition to having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 270 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have recorded 40 holds for the year (24th in baseball). They have 22 saves this year and have blown 9 of 31 save opportunities.
The New York Yankees have a total of 2,457 putouts for the season, in addition to 768 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 618 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,371 innings, ranking them 8th in professional baseball.
Cole has pitched in 1,388 frames and is sitting with 1,588 strikeouts in his MLB career. Cole (111-59 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.08 and he has gone up against 5,595 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.14 (485 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.104. He has surrendered 1,176 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 356 walks.
The Red Sox hold a team slugging % of .441 and they have an average of 5.08 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have recorded 203 doubles, while walking 278 times and recording 483 runs. Boston has hit 123 long balls this year to go along with 454 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 822 occasions (18th in baseball) and are sitting with 828 base knocks. The Boston Red Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .257 this year.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.385 and have a FIP of 3.92 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 834. The Boston pitching staff have conceded 423 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.11 (382 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 (884 strikeouts vs 325 free passes). They have conceded 99 long balls and they allow 4.55 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
With 109 save situations, the Red Sox have 62 holds and 14 blown saves. Boston has had relievers enter the contest in 44 save chances and they have tallied 30 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with runners on base. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.3% out of their 147 inherited base runners. They sit at 6th in MLB holding a save percentage of 68.2%, and they have sent 313 relievers to the hill on the season.
Out of their 7,536 innings on the field, the Red Sox have a defensive efficiency of 65.6% (30th in pro baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 95 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (28th in baseball). The Red Sox have 865 assists, 67 errors and have amassed 2,512 putouts so far this year.
During his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has allowed 763 hits and he has 819 strikeouts in 794 innings pitched. Rodriguez (58-36 career mark) is the owner of a 4.17 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 368 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.300 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 and he has gone up against 3,380 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+140)
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