Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Joe Biagini
The Boston Red Sox head to Rogers Centre on Sunday, May 13, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at -135 and Toronto at +125. The Red Sox have a 19-18-1 over/under mark and a 17-21-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 22-17-0 against the run line and have a 18-17-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 19-18-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 17-21-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-17-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-17-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/10/18 P David Price Hand expected to start Saturday vs Toronto Blue Jays
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
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/11)
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 26-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 20 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 300 base hits and 141 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 385. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .346 with an on-base percentage of .430. He has 44 hits this season in 127 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .772 and an OPS+ of 210. J.D. Martinez is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 143 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .615. The Red Sox have 363 hits, including 92 doubles and 52 home runs. Boston has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 208 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 21-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.10, Joe Biagini has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP this season. He has 8 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 14.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 333 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .360. He has 47 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 138. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 37 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Blue Jays as a unit have 306 base hits, including 76 doubles and 55 homers. Toronto has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 350 occasions. They have had 253 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -135
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