Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 8/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Marcus Stroman
The Boston Red Sox visit Rogers Centre on Monday, August 28, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +113 and Toronto at -123. The Red Sox have a 57-66-6 over/under record and a 67-62-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-71-0 against the run line and have a 60-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 57-66-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 67-62-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-63-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-71-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/23/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Thumb 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Matt Barnes Back 10-day DL (08/22)
08/14/17 P Ben Taylor Ribs 10-day DL (07/23)
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Elbow 60-day DL (05/19)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
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
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
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 73-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 145 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,106 base hits and 486 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 358 batters and struck out 1,226. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Boston is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 136 hits this season in 513 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 103. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Red Sox have 1,171 hits, including 230 doubles and 137 home runs. Boston has walked 455 times so far this season and they have struck out 951 times as a unit. They have left 907 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 623 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 61-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.17, Marcus Stroman has a 11-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 135 strikeouts over the 164.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 165 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 587 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 459 hitters and struck out 1,100 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .365. He has 132 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 456 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 141. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 120 hits in 476 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 204 doubles and 177 homers. Toronto has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 1,016 occasions. They have had 859 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 552 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +113
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