New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+155) Boston (-200)
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (50-45, 3rd in AL East) travel to Fenway Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (59-38, 1st in AL East). The Red Sox open this game at -200 while the Yankees are priced at +155. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jameson Taillon and Nathan Eovaldi.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in the league. They have earned a total of 398 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323. The Yankees have recorded 116 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 125 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 368 runs batted in and 731 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .235. New York owns a slugging percentage of .397 and have been called out on strikes 868 times, while being walked on 385 occasions.
Yankees pitchers have surrendered 109 home runs in addition to 389 total runs (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 283 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.85 as a team this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.17 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.77 so far this year (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 896 hitters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 86 times and also have had 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 43 holds for the year (19th in MLB). The Yankees bullpen have recorded a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 80 save situations. They have recorded 22 saves this season and have missed out on 13 of their 35 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 115 base runners over the course of the season with 27.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have dispatched 281 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Yankees have turned 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,548 innings, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. The New York Yankees have a total of 2,516 putouts so far this season, in addition to 788 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 632 double plays.
Taillon (34-28 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.71 while he has gone up against 2,323 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 549 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 143 free passes. His ERA is 3.82 (235 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.249. Taillon has pitched in 554 innings and has tallied 508 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Red Sox have a SLG% of .443 and they score 5.10 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have recorded 207 two-baggers, while walking 282 times and scoring 495 runs. Boston has 128 HRs for the season to go along with 465 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 839 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 847 hits. The Boston Red Sox have recorded a team on-base percentage of .321 and a team batting average of .257 so far this year.
The Boston pitching staff have conceded 431 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.08 (388 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 102 dingers and they relinquish 4.53 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.374 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 (907 strikeouts against 333 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 843.
Boston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have earned 31 saves. They are ranked 5th in MLB with a save rate of 68.9%, and they have dispatched 321 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 96 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.1% out of their 148 inherited runners. Sitting with 112 save situations, the Red Sox have recorded 64 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have twisted 96 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 886 assists, 68 errors and have accumulated 2,569 putouts on the season. In their 7,707 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox have a defensive efficiency of 65.9% (30th in baseball).
Eovaldi (59-61 career record) has a 4.20 earned run average and has given up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and he has faced 4,585 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 501 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Eovaldi has conceded 1,119 hits while he has tallied 868 punch outs in 1,074 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-200) and under 9 runs
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