Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. Marcus Stroman
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Brian Johnson for the Red Sox and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at +141 and Toronto at -151. The Red Sox have a 5-6-1 over/under mark and a 7-5-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 3-9-0 against the run line and have a 4-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 5-6-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 7-5-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-9-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/17/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Personal out indefinitely
04/17/17 1B Hanley Ramirez Hamstring is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
04/11/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Knee 10-day DL (04/09)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/16/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (4/15)
04/16/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow left last game, "?" for next scheduled start.
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/09/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (4/8)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 7-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brian Johnson is making his season debut for Boston. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.98 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 117. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
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As a team Boston is hitting .287, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Jackie Bradley is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 4 hits this season in 14 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 113. Sandy Leon is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .267. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 30 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Red Sox have 119 hits, including 28 doubles and 6 home runs. Boston has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 94 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 2-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.76, Marcus Stroman has a 1-1 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 105 base knocks and 54 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 105 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .212, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .312 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .429. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 181. Kendrys Morales is hitting .227 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 10 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Blue Jays as a unit have 85 base hits, including 17 doubles and 7 homers. Toronto has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 105 occasions. They have had 78 men left on base and have an OPS of .592. They have scored 2.83 runs per game and totaled 34 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +141
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