Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 9/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Monday, September 25, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Brett Anderson for the Blue Jays and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +207 and Boston at -225. The Blue Jays have a 68-80-7 over/under mark and a 71-84-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 82-72-0 against the run line and have a 66-82-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-80-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 71-84-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 66-82-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 82-72-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 60-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)
07/01/17 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)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/23/17 RF Mookie Betts Foot "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
09/13/17 SS Eduardo Nunez Knee out indefinitely
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
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 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 72-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 7.15 and a WHIP of 1.81. He has 32 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 521 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 600 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,403 base hits and 691 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 534 batters and struck out 1,312. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 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 .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .301. He has 146 hits this season in 571 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 83. Justin Smoak is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 538 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Blue Jays have 1,263 hits, including 256 doubles and 211 home runs. Toronto has walked 523 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,253 times as a unit. They have left 1,030 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 659 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 90-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Drew Pomeranz has a 16-5 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 171 strikeouts over the 165.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 156 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 538 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,302 base knocks and 564 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 438 hitters and struck out 1,500 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .339. He has 145 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 542 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 93. Mookie Betts is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 161 hits in 612 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Red Sox as a team have 1,399 base knocks, including 286 doubles and 160 home runs. Boston has walked 551 times this season and they have struck out 1,154 times. They have had 1,092 runners left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.86 runs per contest and totaled 749 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -225
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