Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Francisco Liriano
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays.
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Boston opens at -154 while Toronto opens at +144. The Red Sox have a 35-40-4 over/under record and a 40-39-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 33-45-0 against the run line and have a 35-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 35-40-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 40-39-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 35-39-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-45-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/29/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee "?" Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
06/20/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Ear 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 60-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 10-day DL (06/06)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 44-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 155 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 244 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 691 base hits and 303 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 732. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 70 hits this season in 259 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 116. Mookie Betts is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 309 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Red Sox have 714 hits, including 147 doubles and 80 home runs. Boston has walked 269 times so far this season and they have struck out 547 times as a unit. They have left 541 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 370 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 37-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.46, Francisco Liriano has a 4-3 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 56 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 308 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 669 base knocks and 328 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 246 hitters and struck out 692 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .312. He has 79 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 305 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 91. Justin Smoak is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 77 hits in 260 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .581. The Blue Jays as a unit have 645 base hits, including 122 doubles and 104 homers. Toronto has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out on 604 occasions. They have had 506 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 329 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +144
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