Saturday, September 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley (11-10) vs. R.A. Dickey (10-11)
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Saturday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Wade Miley is the probable starter for the Red Sox and he'll face R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +183 and Toronto at -193. The over/under was set at 9. The Red Sox, with a 70-75 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 78-61 over/under record. The Blue Jays have a 70-68 over/under record and a 83-63 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Red Sox show up with a 69-76 record, including 30-41 on the road. Wade Miley has an earned run average of 4.41 and is 11-10 so far on the season while having a 1.34 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 13-16 over his 175.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 181 hits during those innings. The Red Sox are also 16-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 399 and walked 164 batters this season while opposing teams hit .261 against them. Boston has a team average of 9.27 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.56 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.43, they are 26th in the league.
Boston ranks 4th in the league in team batting average at .267 while hitting .240 on the road. The Red Sox hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 5th in baseball. With 175 hits, Xander Bogaerts leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.34.
Toronto is 47-25 at home while holding a 84-62 overall record on the season. R.A. Dickey is starting this game 10-11 for the season with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.24. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 17-13 and he has allowed 183 hits over 196.1 innings pitched this season. The Blue Jays are also 12-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 409 batters and walked 114 this season while opposing teams have hit .225 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.49 hits per game and are averaging 6.97 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 12th in the league.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .267 average while hitting .279 at home. The Blue Jays hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 1st in baseball. With 171 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 9.06.
Boston has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 87 errors with 1,456 assists and 3,895 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumulated 77 errors while having 1,450 assists and 3,898 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 78-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 70-75 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 83-63 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
09/16/15 P Joe Kelly Shoulder out for season
09/05/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
08/28/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11); out for season
08/15/15 P Steven Wright Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back out indefinitely
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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