Sunday, July 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Joe Biagini
The Boston Red Sox visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, July 2, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +102 and Toronto at -112. The Red Sox have a 36-40-4 over/under record and a 41-39-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 33-46-0 against the run line and have a 36-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 36-40-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 41-39-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 36-39-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-46-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
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 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 45-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 89 strikeouts over his 78 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 249 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 697 base hits and 307 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 205 batters and struck out 742. They have walked 2.6 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 3.72.
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 .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 70 hits this season in 265 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 112. Mookie Betts is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 314 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Red Sox have 726 hits, including 153 doubles and 80 home runs. Boston has walked 283 times so far this season and they have struck out 555 times as a unit. They have left 558 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 377 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 37-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Joe Biagini has a 2-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 68 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 65 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 313 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 681 base knocks and 335 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 700 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .307. He has 79 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 310 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 89. Justin Smoak is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 78 hits in 263 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .589. The Blue Jays as a unit have 651 base hits, including 123 doubles and 106 homers. Toronto has walked 254 times this year and they have struck out on 614 occasions. They have had 515 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 333 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +102
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