Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 9/6/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Biagini vs. Doug Fister
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays and Doug Fister for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +163 and Boston at -173. The Blue Jays have a 63-68-7 over/under record and a 63-75-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 71-67-0 against the run line and have a 60-72-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 63-68-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 63-75-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 60-72-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 71-67-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/04/17 P Marcus Stroman Elbow left last game, is upgraded to probable 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 64-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Biagini has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 87 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 544 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,266 base hits and 626 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,183. 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 4.31.
As a team Toronto is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 136 hits this season in 480 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 137. Kevin Pillar is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 511 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Blue Jays have 1,125 hits, including 225 doubles and 191 home runs. Toronto has walked 469 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,096 times as a unit. They have left 915 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 592 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 77-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Doug Fister has a 4-7 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 448 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,186 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 1,310 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .408 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 .259 with an OBP of .338. He has 142 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 548 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 99. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 129 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,241 base hits, including 249 doubles and 145 homers. Boston has walked 491 times this year and they have struck out on 1,030 occasions. They have had 980 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 653 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +163
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