Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
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Toronto opens at +150 while Boston opens at -160. The Blue Jays have a 62-68-7 over/under record and a 62-75-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 71-66-0 against the run line and have a 59-72-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-68-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-75-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 59-72-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 71-66-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/03/17 P Marcus Stroman Elbow left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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)
07/01/17 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
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 63-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 156 strikeouts over his 156.2 innings pitched and he's given up 164 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 465 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 539 hitters and walked 188 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,257 base hits and 624 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,175. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 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 .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 135 hits this season in 476 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 137. Kevin Pillar is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 506 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Blue Jays have 1,111 hits, including 221 doubles and 187 home runs. Toronto has walked 466 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,086 times as a unit. They have left 908 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 582 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 77-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 4-5 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. 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 3.74. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,172 base knocks and 515 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 1,300 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .339. He has 141 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 543 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 100. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 129 hits in 476 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,232 base hits, including 246 doubles and 145 homers. Boston has walked 487 times this year and they have struck out on 1,022 occasions. They have had 970 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 649 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +150
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