Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (2-6) vs. Clay Buchholz (3-6)
The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. R.A. Dickey is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +138 and Boston at -148. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Blue Jays have a 30-27 over/under record and a 30-31 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Red Sox are 25-36 against the run line and have a 27-33 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 31-30 record, including 11-18 on the road. R.A. Dickey has a 2-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.35 and a 1.35 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 5-7 over his 75.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 74 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 7-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 139 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.70. The bullpen has struck out 172 and walked 53 batters this season while opposing teams hit .221 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.57 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.22, they are 25th in the league.
Toronto ranks 5th in the league in team batting average at .266 while hitting .252 on the road. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .333, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .445. With 76 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.92.
With a 15-14 home record, Boston will hope to improve on their 27-34 overall mark. Clay Buchholz has a record of 3-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.07 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. The Red Sox have a record of 4-8 over the 73 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 75 hits. Against the over/under, the Red Sox are 4-7 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 176 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.43. The Red Sox bullpen has struck out 158 batters and walked 73 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Boston has a team average of 8.85 hits per game and are averaging 7.36 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.28, they are 27th in the league.
They rank 20th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .272 at home. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .373. With 75 hits, Dustin Pedroia leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.33.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .985 with 33 total errors, 625 assists and 1,600 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Red Sox have accumlated 36 errors while having 630 assists and 1,626 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-31 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 27-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 25-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/30/15 2B Steve Tolleson Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/22/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Boston Red Sox
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)
05/28/15 RF Daniel Nava Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 RF Shane Victorino Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
05/02/15 C Ryan Hanigan Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/1)
04/06/15 P Edwin Escobar Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/29)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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