Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 8/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Tom Koehler
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Tom Koehler for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -210 and Toronto at +194. The Red Sox have a 57-67-6 over/under mark and a 67-63-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 58-72-0 against the run line and have a 60-64-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 57-67-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 67-63-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-64-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-72-0 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 73-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 14-6 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 253 strikeouts over his 178.1 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 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 3.73. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,112 base hits and 488 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 1,236. They have walked 2.7 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 3.74.
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 .334, 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 .342. He has 137 hits this season in 517 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 103. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Red Sox have 1,179 hits, including 234 doubles and 137 home runs. Boston has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 920 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 624 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 61-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.42, Tom Koehler has a 1-6 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 60.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 71 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 510 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,177 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,117 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .364. He has 133 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 460 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 140. 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 1,060 base hits, including 205 doubles and 178 homers. Toronto has walked 440 times this year and they have struck out on 1,025 occasions. They have had 864 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 554 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -210
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