Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. David Price
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Monday, May 28, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and David Price for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +159 and Boston at -169. The Blue Jays have a 23-23-6 over/under mark and a 28-24-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 27-25-0 against the run line and have a 24-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-23-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 28-24-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 24-26-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 27-25-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
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)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/27/18 RF J.D. Martinez Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Atlanta Braves
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 24-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.52 this year. He has 42 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 183 hitters and walked 72 batters. 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 4.61. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 476 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Toronto is hitting .229, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 51 hits this season in 191 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 121. Kevin Pillar is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 191 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Blue Jays have 401 hits, including 102 doubles and 66 home runs. Toronto has walked 187 times so far this season and they have struck out 472 times as a unit. They have left 337 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 241 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 36-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, David Price has a 4-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 55 strikeouts over the 57.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 191 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 415 base knocks and 186 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 518 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .377. He has 62 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 194 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .639 with an OPS+ of 165. Mookie Betts is hitting .359 this season and he has an OBP of .437. He has collected 66 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 210 and a slugging percentage of .750. The Red Sox as a unit have 488 base hits, including 118 doubles and 76 homers. Boston has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 358 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 278 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +159
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