Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 8/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Marcus Stroman
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
Boston opens at -141 while Toronto opens at +131. The Red Sox have a 51-58-4 over/under record and a 66-47-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 51-60-0 against the run line and have a 57-48-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 51-58-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 66-47-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-48-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 51-60-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/04/18 C Blake Swihart Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
08/03/18 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (07/28)
07/29/18 3B Rafael Devers Leg 10-day DL (07/29)
07/15/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 79-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.56 and a WHIP of 1.80 this year. He has 43 strikeouts over his 46.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 883 base hits and 390 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 343 batters and struck out 1,091. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 132 hits this season in 407 at bats with 93 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .641 and an OPS+ of 170. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 411 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Red Sox have 1,059 hits, including 248 doubles and 151 home runs. Boston has walked 375 times so far this season and they have struck out 876 times as a unit. They have left 786 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 51-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.63, Marcus Stroman has a 4-8 record and a 1.49 WHIP this season. He has 68 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 96 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 148 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,010 base knocks and 513 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 930 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .285. He has 98 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 421 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 87. Kevin Pillar is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .279. He has collected 88 hits in 354 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Blue Jays as a unit have 918 base hits, including 218 doubles and 149 homers. Toronto has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 947 occasions. They have had 724 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 499 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +131
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