Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 4/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. J.A. Happ
The Boston Red Sox visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -115 and Toronto at +105. The Red Sox have a 12-8-1 over/under record and a 12-9-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 12-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 12-8-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 12-9-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-10-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 12-9-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/11/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/18 3B Josh Donaldson Shoulder 10-day DL (04/13)
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 17-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 1.40 and a WHIP of 0.82 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 79 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 208. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 2.84.
As a team Boston is hitting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .368 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 14 hits this season in 38 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .711 and an OPS+ of 194. Rafael Devers is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Red Sox have 207 hits, including 58 doubles and 26 home runs. Boston has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 146 times as a unit. They have left 147 men on base and have a team OPS of .810. They score 5.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 13-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, J.A. Happ has a 3-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 183 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 179 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .373. He has 17 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 68 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 139. Curtis Granderson is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 15 hits in 51 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .490. The Blue Jays as a unit have 166 base hits, including 35 doubles and 28 homers. Toronto has walked 86 times this year and they have struck out on 195 occasions. They have had 142 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 5.52 runs per game and totaled 116 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +105
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