Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Marco Estrada
The Boston Red Sox visit Rogers Centre on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +109 and Toronto at -119. The Red Sox have a 6-7-1 over/under record and a 8-6-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 3-10-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 6-7-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-10-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/17/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Personal out indefinitely
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
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/16/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (4/15)
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 9-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.25 and a WHIP of 0.74. He has 29 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 4.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.25 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 118 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 135. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
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As a team Boston is hitting .294, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 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 115. Sandy Leon is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .265. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 34 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Red Sox have 143 hits, including 32 doubles and 7 home runs. Boston has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 85 times as a unit. They have left 109 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 2-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Marco Estrada has a 0-1 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 43 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 62 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 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 183. Kendrys Morales is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 11 hits in 49 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Blue Jays as a unit have 97 base hits, including 21 doubles and 10 homers. Toronto has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 112 occasions. They have had 89 men left on base and have an OPS of .629. They have scored 3.15 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -119
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