Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-103) Boston (-107)
Fenway Park is the venue where Eduardo Rodriguez and the Boston Red Sox (10-6, 1st in AL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (7-9, 4th in AL East) on Tuesday. The Red Sox open this game at -107 while the Blue Jays are priced at -103. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Eduardo Rodriguez.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 18th in the league. They have accounted for 66 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .298. The Blue Jays have tallied 17 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 19 balls out of the park. They have accrued 60 RBI's in addition to 121 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .230. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 142 times, while drawing a walk on 44 occasions.
Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 17 home runs and 57 runs in total (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 50 opposing players and their FIP is 4.04 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.56 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.08 for the season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 128 hitters.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 54 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 23 base runners for the season with 39.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 3 saves for the year and have missed out on 1 out of their 4 chances to save the game. The Blue Jays relievers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 3 holds for the season (28th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 18 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
Ryu (60-36 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.29 while facing 3,374 hitters in the majors. He has given up 773 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 183 walks. His ERA is 2.93 (269 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.157. Ryu has taken the ball for 826 innings and has tallied 756 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated an OBP of .337 in addition to a team batting average of .277 for the year. They have been rung up on 133 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 148 hits. Boston has tallied 18 home runs so far this season as well as 76 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a team slugging % of .450 and they are earning 5.31 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have put up 39 doubles, while getting a free base 44 times and putting up 85 runs.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.330 in addition to having a FIP of 3.33 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.41 (140 strikeouts against 58 free passes). They sit at 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 127. They have conceded 9 home runs and they relinquish 4.14 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 64 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.69 (57 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 10 save situations, the Red Sox have 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Boston has called on relievers to enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 15 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.9% of 22 inherited base runners. They rank 7th in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 56 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
During his MLB career, Rodriguez has allowed 668 hits while he has earned 719 K's in 709 innings. Rodriguez (53-31 career mark) holds a 4.02 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 317 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.90 and he has gone up against 3,014 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-103)
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