Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+120) New York (-140)
Yankee Stadium is the site where the New York Yankees (92-70 last year) will attempt to beat the Boston Red Sox (92-70 last season) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Boston at +120 and New York opens at -140. The over/under is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Nathan Eovaldi and Gerrit Cole.
The Red Sox hit 330 doubles as a team and knocked 219 baseballs out of the park. Boston had a slugging % of .449 and were rung up 1,386 times, while taking a walk on 512 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox notched 5.1 runs per game, which had them at 4th in the league. They accumulated 783 RBI's and 1,434 hits for the previous season, and their average at the plate finished at .261. They earned 829 runs while holding a team OBP of .328.
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Red Sox pitchers relinquished 176 long balls and also 749 runs in total (18th in the league). Their pitching staff walked 546 opposing batters and their FIP finished at 3.95 as a squad in the previous season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.80 and the pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox had a team earned run average of 4.26 in the prior season (15th in baseball), and their staff rung up 1,527 hitters.
The Red Sox sent 563 relief pitchers to the mound for the previous season. The relief pitchers inherited 277 base runners over the course of last season with 30.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They recorded 49 saves in the prior season and blew 27 of their 76 chances to get a save. The Red Sox relief pitchers recorded a save rate of 64.5% and entered the game in 176 save situations. The bullpen earned 95 holds last season (7th in the league). Red Sox pitchers went to the mound with runners on 177 times in addition to having 198 outings in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox amassed 4,257 putouts in the prior season, in addition to 1,421 assists and 108 errors. Their fielding rate finished at .981 which ranked 29th in baseball, and they turned 143 double plays. The Red Sox converted 65.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,771 innings, which ranked them 30th in professional baseball.
Eovaldi has taken the mound for 1,148 frames and has racked up 957 punch outs thus far in his career. Eovaldi (61-65 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 and he has faced 4,895 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.19 (534 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.331. He has given up 1,192 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 336 free passes.
The Yankees had a team slugging % of .407 and they scored 4.39 runs per game (19th in MLB). They hit 213 doubles, while getting a free base 621 times and scoring 711 runs. New York had a total of 222 home runs over the course of the prior season to go along with 666 runs batted in. They struck out on 1,482 instances (6th in baseball) and earned 1,266 base hits. The New York Yankees had an on-base percentage of .322 as well as a team batting average of .237 over the course of the prior season.
The New York pitching staff surrendered 669 runs over the course of the prior season while having a team ERA of 3.74 (596 earned runs relinquished). They surrendered 196 HR's and they conceded 4.20 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Yankees had a team WHIP of 1.209 and had a FIP of 3.90 as a staff over the course of last season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.19 (1,569 strikeouts vs 492 walks). They were sitting at 8th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,243.
New York relievers had an inherited score rate of 27.9% of 222 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers came in 219 times in high leverage situations and also on 163 occasions with runners on. With 161 save situations, the Yankees had 83 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. They were ranked 10th in baseball holding a save percentage of 64.4%, and they dispatched 512 relievers onto the diamond last year. New York called on relievers to step onto the hill in 73 save opportunities and they walked away with 47 saves.
In their 12,918 innings on the field, the Yankees accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in baseball). New York Yankees twisted 115 double plays and owned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Yankees recorded 1,318 assists, 98 errors and notched a total of 4,306 putouts over the course of last year.
Cole (117-63 mark in his career) has a 3.20 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.49 and he has gone up against 5,857 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 515 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.112 and having a FIP of 3.1. In his pro baseball career, Cole has allowed 1,238 hits while totaling 1,673 punch outs in 1,449 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+120)
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