New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-105) Boston (-125)
Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (88-65, 2nd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (86-67, 3rd in AL East) at Fenway Park on Friday. The Red Sox open this contest at -125 while the Yankees are coming in at -105. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Nathan Eovaldi.
New York is slugging .407 and have been rung up 1,396 times, while being walked on 598 occasions. They have accumulated 625 RBI's and 1,196 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .238. The Yankees have compiled 200 doubles as a team and have hit 209 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 668 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. As a unit, the New York Yankees are notching 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in MLB.
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The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.74 so far this year (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,483 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. Yankees pitchers have allowed 184 home runs in addition to 634 runs in total (12th in baseball). They have walked 467 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.89 as a team this year.
The Yankees relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 154 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 203 base runners this season with 27.6% of them ended up scoring. Yankees relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 150 times as well as having 208 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 477 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have notched 79 holds for the year (12th in MLB). They have accumulated 45 saves this year and have blown 25 out of their 70 chances to save the game.
The Yankees have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,198 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 10th in the majors. The New York Yankees have earned a total of 4,066 putouts this year, as well as 1,255 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 25th in the majors, and have accumulated 980 double plays.
Cole has pitched in 1,437 innings and has accounted for 1,661 K's in his career. Cole (116-63 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 while he has faced 5,806 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.17 (507 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.109. He has surrendered 1,224 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 370 free passes.
Boston has accounted for 205 HRs for the season to go along with 751 RBIs. They have hit 324 two-baggers, while taking a walk 481 times and earning 794 runs. The Boston Red Sox have compiled an OBP of .329 and a team batting average of .262 over the course of the season. The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .452 and they tally 5.19 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,306 instances (17th in MLB) and have 1,361 base knocks.
The Boston pitching staff have conceded 710 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.25 (633 earned runs given up). They have conceded 167 long balls and they give up 4.77 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.381 and have a FIP of 3.97 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.79 (1,433 strikeouts against 513 walks). They come in at 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,337.
Sitting with 161 save situations, the Red Sox have accrued 86 holds and also 24 blown saves. Boston has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 70 save chances and they have earned 46 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 182 times in high leverage situations in addition to 167 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.0% of 257 inherited runners. They sit at 6th in the league holding a save rate of 65.7%, and they have dispatched 527 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
In their 12,060 innings played, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.8% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 136 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (29th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 1,349 assists, 104 errors and have a tally of 4,020 putouts for the year.
Eovaldi (60-64 career record) has a 4.16 ERA while conceding 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 and he has faced 4,855 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 527 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.328 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Eovaldi has conceded 1,181 hits while he has earned 950 strikeouts in 1,139 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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