Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-111) Boston (-111)
Fenway Park is the site where Nick Pivetta and the Boston Red Sox (38-25, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (31-29, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Blue Jays coming in at -111 and the Red Sox are at -111. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Steven Matz and Nick Pivetta.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league. They are sitting with 291 runs scored and have an OBP of .322. The Blue Jays have hit 91 doubles as a unit and have hit 85 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 274 RBI's in addition to 521 base knocks on the season, and their batting average sits at .257. Toronto has a slugging % of .433 and have been called out on strikes 507 times, while being walked on 179 occasions.
The Blue Jays have compiled a team earned run average of 4.02 on the campaign (14th in baseball), and they have rung up 543 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.81 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 79 home runs and 259 total runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 193 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.30 as a squad this year.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 205 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 93 base runners on the campaign with 33.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 11 saves for the year and have blown 7 of 18 save chances. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 51 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 31 holds over the course of the season (14th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 67 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,674 innings, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with 1,558 putouts on the year, in addition to 554 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 11th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 396 double plays.
Matz (37-44 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.43 while he has faced 2,759 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 654 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 199 walks. His ERA is 4.36 (312 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.325. Matz has taken the mound for 643 innings and has accumulated 619 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Boston has tallied 77 home runs for the year and 293 runs batted in. They have hit 142 doubles, while taking a walk 166 times as well as racking up 315 runs. The Boston Red Sox have compiled a team OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .257 so far this season. The Red Sox have a slugging percentage of .436 and they are earning 5.00 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 552 instances (15th in baseball) and have earned a total of 548 base hits.
The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.372 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a staff for the season. They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 536. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 268 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.00 (246 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 (599 strikeouts against 223 walks). They have surrendered 50 homers and they give up 4.36 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Boston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves. They sit at 8th in MLB holding a save rate of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 204 relievers to the hill so far this year. Their relievers have taken the field 74 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with runners on. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% of 96 inherited base runners. With 71 save situations, the Red Sox have earned 41 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 60 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 561 assists, 41 errors and have 1,660 putouts over the course of the season. In their 4,980 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.5% (30th in MLB).
Pivetta (27-31 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.18 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.76 and he has gone up against 2,041 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 271 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.411 and a FIP of 4.4. During his MLB career, Pivetta has allowed 480 hits while he has accumulated 508 strikeouts in 470 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-111)
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