Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-105) Boston (-115)
Fenway Park is the location where the Boston Red Sox (5-4) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (6-4) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays at -105 and the Red Sox open at -115. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi and Nathan Eovaldi.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which is 17th in baseball. They have notched a total of 42 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Blue Jays have hit 19 doubles as a unit and have knocked 14 baseballs out of the park. They have 41 RBI's in addition to 84 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .252. Toronto is slugging .435 and have been rung up 88 times, while being walked on 26 occasions.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 13 home runs and 45 total runs (24th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 30 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.43 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.50 this season (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 77 hitters.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 42 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners this year and 33.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have 6 saves for the season and have blown 1 out of their 7 save opportunities. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 85.7% and stepped onto the hill in 19 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 11 holds so far this year (2nd in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 8 times and also have had 15 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a total of 264 putouts for the season, in addition to 81 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which ranks 9th in baseball, and they have turned 8 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 72.2% of balls in play into outs in their 792 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
Kikuchi has taken the ball for 369 innings and has racked up 328 strikeouts during his career. Kikuchi (15-25 career record) has a FIP of 4.95 while he has gone up against 1,597 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.98 (204 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.409. He has conceded 386 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 134 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .286 in addition to a team batting average of .231 for the year. They have struck out on 72 occasions (23rd in the league) and have tallied 69 base hits. Boston has a total of 9 home runs on the campaign as well as 42 RBIs. The Red Sox have a SLG% of .388 and they score 4.67 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have notched 20 two-baggers, while taking a walk 23 times and notching 42 runs.
The Red Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.238 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.97 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.65 (90 strikeouts vs 34 walks). They rank 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 65. They have surrendered 10 home runs and they surrender 3.94 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 35 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.71 (33 earned runs relinquished).
Boston has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 4 save chances and they have recorded 2 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 37 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 15 occasions with runners on. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% of 21 inherited base runners. With 10 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 6 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 720 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (16th in pro baseball). The Boston Red Sox have gotten 8 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (14th in baseball). The Red Sox have accrued 62 assists, 4 errors and have earned 240 putouts this season.
During his MLB career, Eovaldi has given up 1,201 base knocks while he has accumulated 970 punch outs in 1,158 innings. Eovaldi (62-65 career record) is the owner of a 4.19 ERA and has surrendered 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 539 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.329 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.87 and he has faced 4,938 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-115)
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