Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-116) Boston (-105)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (31-30, 4th in AL East) travel to Fenway Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (39-25, 2nd in AL East). The Red Sox open this contest at -105 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -116. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Robbie Ray and Martin Perez.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in baseball. They have accumulated 296 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. The Blue Jays have tallied 94 two-baggers as a team and have hit 86 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 279 runs batted in and 537 hits for the year, and their team batting average is at .259. Toronto has a slugging % of .435 and have struck out 516 times, while drawing a walk on 182 occasions.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.05 so far this season (14th in the league), and they have rung up 552 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.82 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have relinquished 81 home runs and 265 runs in total (14th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 196 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.33 as a unit over the course of the season.
Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 70 times and also have had 71 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 32 holds so far this season (11th in MLB). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 57.9% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. They have accumulated 11 saves this year and have blown 8 of 19 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 99 runners so far this year with 33.3% of them crossed the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 209 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 1,582 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 558 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 17th in the majors, and have a total of 399 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,746 innings on the field, which has them ranked 19th in professional baseball.
Ray (52-53 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.14 while facing 3,909 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 822 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 415 walks. His earned run average is 4.20 (423 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.364. Ray has pitched in 906 innings and is sitting with 1,124 K's during his career.
Boston has accumulated 79 home runs over the course of the season as well as 298 RBIs. They have tallied 142 doubles, while getting a free base 169 times and earning 321 runs. The Boston Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .256 so far this year. The Red Sox hold a team SLG% of .435 and they earn 5.02 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 561 occasions (15th in baseball) and have tallied 555 base hits.
The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.384 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.69 (608 strikeouts against 226 free passes). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 552. They have allowed 51 long balls and they give up 4.37 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have given up 273 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.02 (251 earned runs relinquished).
Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% of 99 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 75 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 71 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 41 holds and also 9 blown saves. They rank 8th in the league with a save percentage of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 208 relievers onto the field so far this year. Boston has had relievers enter the contest in 29 save chances and they have recorded 20 saves.
In their 5,061 innings played, the Red Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 65.1% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have twisted 61 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (25th in professional baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 573 assists, 43 errors and are sitting with 1,687 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Perez has given up 1,155 base hits while he has totaled 697 strikeouts in 1,049 frames. He has given up 543 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.469 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and he has gone up against 4,576 hitters so far in his career. Perez (60-64 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.66 ERA while giving up 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-116)
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