Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 9/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Chris Sale
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +111 and Boston at -121. The Blue Jays have a 69-80-7 over/under mark and a 72-84-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 82-73-0 against the run line and have a 66-83-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 69-80-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-84-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 66-83-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 82-73-0 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
09/13/17 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 73-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 9-11 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 133 strikeouts over his 138.1 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 606 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 1,412 base hits and 696 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 538 batters and struck out 1,320. 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 4.33.
As a team Toronto is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 149 hits this season in 541 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 132. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 574 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Blue Jays have 1,274 hits, including 260 doubles and 212 home runs. Toronto has walked 528 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,262 times as a unit. They have left 1,038 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 668 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 91-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.75, Chris Sale has a 17-7 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 300 strikeouts over the 209.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 157 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 543 batters and walked 166 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 1,311 base knocks and 567 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 440 hitters and struck out 1,514 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 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .341. He has 162 hits this year along with 99 RBI in 616 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 108. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 146 hits in 547 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Red Sox as a team have 1,404 base knocks, including 288 doubles and 161 home runs. Boston has walked 556 times this season and they have struck out 1,159 times. They have had 1,097 runners left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.86 runs per contest and totaled 754 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +111
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