Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 5/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Friday, May 11, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at +157 and Toronto at -185. The Red Sox have a 19-16-1 over/under mark and a 16-20-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 21-16-0 against the run line and have a 17-16-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 19-16-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 16-20-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-16-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-16-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/10/18 P David Price Hand is "?" for next scheduled start
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
05/09/18 SS Aledmys Diaz Ankle 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 25-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.02 and a WHIP of 0.94 this year. He has 63 strikeouts over his 49 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 137 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 287 base hits and 132 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 355. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 47 hits this season in 134 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 163. Mookie Betts is hitting .347 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .428. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 118 at bats. His OPS+ is 215 while his slugging percentage is at .797. The Red Sox have 347 hits, including 89 doubles and 49 home runs. Boston has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 252 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 200 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 20-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Aaron Sanchez has a 2-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 28 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 331 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 312 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .351. He has 36 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 132. Kevin Pillar is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 44 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Blue Jays as a unit have 290 base hits, including 71 doubles and 52 homers. Toronto has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 321 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 185 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +157
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