Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 5/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Rick Porcello
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Fenway Park on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +170 and Boston at -180. The Blue Jays have a 24-23-6 over/under mark and a 29-24-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 27-26-0 against the run line and have a 25-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 24-23-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-24-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 25-26-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 27-26-0 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
05/28/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Rest is not in the starting lineup Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/18 RF Mookie Betts Side is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
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 25-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 41 strikeouts over his 55 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 185 hitters and walked 73 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 4.56. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 482 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 447. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Toronto is hitting .229, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 52 hits this season in 195 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 120. Kevin Pillar is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 195 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Blue Jays have 409 hits, including 104 doubles and 67 home runs. Toronto has walked 192 times so far this season and they have struck out 485 times as a unit. They have left 343 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 36-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.74, Rick Porcello has a 6-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 65 strikeouts over the 67.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 528 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 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. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 53 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Red Sox as a unit have 492 base hits, including 120 doubles and 76 homers. Boston has walked 168 times this year and they have struck out on 413 occasions. They have had 364 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 279 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +170
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