Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+110) Boston (-141)
Fenway Park is the site where Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (39-26, 2nd in AL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (32-30, 3rd in AL East) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays coming in at +110 and the Red Sox are at -141. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Alek Manoah and Nathan Eovaldi.
As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have 303 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. The Blue Jays have hit 95 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 91 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 286 RBI's and 547 hits on the year, and their team batting average sits at .260. Toronto has a slugging % of .441 and have been called out on strikes 523 times, while being walked on 186 occasions.
The Blue Jays hold a team earned run average of 4.01 over the course of the season (14th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 565 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.84 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have given up 81 home runs in addition to 267 runs in total (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 199 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.29 as a team on the year.
Blue Jays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 72 times and also have had 71 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 32 holds on the campaign (12th in the league). The Blue Jays bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 57.9% and stepped onto the hill in 54 save situations. They have earned 11 saves so far this year and have missed out on 8 of 19 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 102 base runners over the course of the season with 32.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 213 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 1,609 putouts this season, as well as 569 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 404 double plays. The Blue Jays have transformed 69.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,827 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
Manoah has taken the ball for 14 innings and has accounted for 16 strikeouts thus far in his career. Manoah (1-0 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 5.31 while he has faced 61 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.14 (5 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.186. He has surrendered 10 base knocks (6.3 hits per nine innings) and has 7 walks.
Boston has compiled 79 home runs for the season to go along with 300 RBIs. They have put up 142 two-baggers, while getting a free base 172 times and scoring 323 runs. The Boston Red Sox have tallied a team OBP of .316 in addition to a batting average of .255 on the campaign. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .433 and they earn 4.97 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have been rung up on 574 occasions (14th in the league) and have a total of 560 hits.
The Boston pitching staff have given up 280 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.07 (258 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 56 home runs and they allow 4.41 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.387 and have a FIP of 3.65 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 (615 strikeouts against 230 free passes). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 562.
Boston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 99 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 75 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 71 save situations, the Red Sox have 41 holds and 9 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save percentage of 69.0%, and they have sent 210 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Boston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves.
In 5,142 innings played, the Red Sox have a defensive efficiency of 65.2% (30th in baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 64 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (26th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 585 assists, 44 errors and have a total of 1,714 putouts this year.
In his career, Eovaldi has allowed 1,086 base hits while earning 832 strikeouts in 1,038 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 491 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.352 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 4,440 batters during his MLB career. Eovaldi (57-59 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.26 earned run average and has given up 9.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-141)
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