Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Doug Fister
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Doug Fister for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +126 and Boston at -136. The Blue Jays have a 43-42-6 over/under mark and a 39-52-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 47-46-0 against the run line and have a 42-47-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 43-42-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 39-52-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 42-47-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 47-46-0 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 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 42-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 60 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 360 hitters and walked 127 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 4.56. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 814 base hits and 414 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 796. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
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 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 88 hits this season in 350 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 87. Justin Smoak is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 310 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Blue Jays have 744 hits, including 135 doubles and 122 home runs. Toronto has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 712 times as a unit. They have left 600 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 52-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Doug Fister has a 0-3 record and a 1.79 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 292 batters and walked 96 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 3.72. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 799 base knocks and 346 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 242 hitters and struck out 878 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 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .343. He has 76 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 303 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 103. Mookie Betts is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 102 hits in 372 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Red Sox as a unit have 851 base hits, including 167 doubles and 94 homers. Boston has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out on 664 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 440 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -136
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