Monday, July 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Monday, July 17, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +120 and Boston at -130. The Blue Jays have a 42-42-6 over/under mark and a 38-52-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 46-45-0 against the run line and have a 42-45-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-42-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-52-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 42-45-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 46-45-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/19/17 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)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/15/17 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 10-day DL (07/12)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (07/10)
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 42-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 93 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 358 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 806 base hits and 409 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 789. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 87 hits this season in 345 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 88. Justin Smoak is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 305 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Blue Jays have 734 hits, including 135 doubles and 119 home runs. Toronto has walked 296 times so far this season and they have struck out 704 times as a unit. They have left 593 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 374 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 51-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 4-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 61 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 287 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 779 base knocks and 345 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 241 hitters and struck out 859 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .342. He has 75 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 299 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 102. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 98 hits in 364 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Red Sox as a unit have 839 base hits, including 165 doubles and 93 homers. Boston has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out on 648 occasions. They have had 650 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 437 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -130
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