Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Marco Estrada
The Boston Red Sox visit Rogers Centre on Thursday, April 26, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -175 and Toronto at +165. The Red Sox have a 12-9-1 over/under record and a 12-10-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 13-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 12-9-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-11-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-9-0 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 17-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.86 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.8. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 158 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 219. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 2.86.
As a team Boston is hitting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 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 193. Rafael Devers is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Red Sox have 216 hits, including 59 doubles and 26 home runs. Boston has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 160 times as a unit. They have left 153 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 14-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.32, Marco Estrada has a 2-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.28 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 192 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 72 hitters and struck out 193 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .356. He has 17 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 127. Curtis Granderson is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 18 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Blue Jays as a unit have 171 base hits, including 37 doubles and 29 homers. Toronto has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 206 occasions. They have had 147 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -175
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