Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Marco Estrada
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at -121 and Toronto at +111. The Red Sox have a 19-17-1 over/under mark and a 17-20-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 21-17-0 against the run line and have a 18-16-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 19-17-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 17-20-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-16-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-17-0 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 26-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.11 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 292 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 366. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.49.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 48 hits this season in 138 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .623 and an OPS+ of 165. Mookie Betts is hitting .361 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .441. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 220 while his slugging percentage is at .803. The Red Sox have 357 hits, including 91 doubles and 51 home runs. Boston has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 258 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 20-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.21, Marco Estrada has a 2-2 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 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 4.5. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 348 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 321 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .348. He has 37 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 129. Kevin Pillar is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 45 hits in 143 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Blue Jays as a unit have 298 base hits, including 73 doubles and 53 homers. Toronto has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out on 331 occasions. They have had 247 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -121
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