Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 8/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-145) Boston (+125)
The Toronto Blue Jays (66-55) are traveling to Fenway Park on Thursday where they will try to beat the Boston Red Sox (60-63). The moneyline on this game has Toronto at -145 and Boston is at +125. The total has been set at 0. The expected starting pitchers will be Kevin Gausman and Kutter Crawford.
The Blue Jays have earned 232 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 151 baseballs out of the park. Toronto is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 934 times, while being walked on 354 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which puts them at 6th in MLB. They have accounted for 560 RBI's and 1,084 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is .262. They have earned 573 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .325.
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Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 139 home runs and also 508 runs in total (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 320 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.93 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.85 on the campaign (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,029 hitters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 118 times as well as having 139 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 66 holds this season (15th in the league). The Blue Jays bullpen have recorded a save rate of 63.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 121 save situations. They have accumulated 33 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 52 save chances. The relievers have inherited 178 runners for the season with 25.3% of those players earned a run for their team. The Blue Jays have dispatched 434 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Blue Jays have transformed 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,666 innings on the field, which ranks them 19th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated 3,222 putouts on the year, as well as 1,010 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which puts them in 14th in professional baseball, and have earned 93 double plays.
Gausman has thrown 1,306 frames and has totaled 1,310 K's during his career. Gausman (73-81 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.70 and he has faced 5,504 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.92 (569 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.278. He has given up 1,302 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 368 free passes.
The Red Sox have a SLG% of .405 and they score 4.48 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have put up 277 doubles, while taking a walk 344 times as well as scoring 551 runs. Boston has recorded 115 long balls on the campaign to go along with 526 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,031 occasions (17th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,076 base hits. The Boston Red Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .254 for the year.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.321 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.06 as a squad on the season. They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,057. The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 594 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.48 (546 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.63 (1,029 strikeouts vs 391 walks). They have conceded 134 homers and they concede 4.88 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.4% out of 195 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 138 times in high leverage situations and also on 132 occasions with runners on. With 118 save situations, the Red Sox have 68 holds in addition to 23 blown saves. They rank 29th in the league holding a save rate of 54.0%, and they have dispatched 444 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have tallied 27 saves.
In 9,864 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in pro baseball). The Boston Red Sox have gotten 107 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Red Sox have accrued 1,111 assists, 65 errors and have notched a total of 3,288 putouts this season.
Crawford (3-6 record in his career) has a 5.63 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.76 and he has faced 302 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 44 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.379 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Crawford has surrendered 72 hits and he has 69 K's in 70 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+125)
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