Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 7/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. David Price
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Fenway Park on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and David Price for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +170 and Boston at -180. The Blue Jays have a 42-42-6 over/under record and a 44-46-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 55-38-0 against the run line and have a 45-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-42-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 44-46-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 45-45-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 55-38-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/03/18 P Marco Estrada Hip left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
07/01/18 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/23/18 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/22/18 P Danny Barnes Knee 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (05/29)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/08/18 P Brian Johnson Hip 10-day DL (07/05)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 42-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 89.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 325 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 800 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 755. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Toronto is hitting .236, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 81 hits this season in 333 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 84. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Blue Jays have 719 hits, including 174 doubles and 118 home runs. Toronto has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 768 times as a unit. They have left 581 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 397 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 64-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, David Price has a 9-6 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 101.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 321 batters and walked 113 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 732 base knocks and 330 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 279 hitters and struck out 894 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .383. He has 102 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .523 with an OPS+ of 141. J.D. Martinez is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 111 hits in 335 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .651. The Red Sox as a unit have 880 base hits, including 205 doubles and 130 homers. Boston has walked 307 times this year and they have struck out on 709 occasions. They have had 642 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 502 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +170
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