Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 7/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Brian Johnson
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
Toronto opens at +160 while Boston opens at -170. The Blue Jays have a 45-42-6 over/under record and a 45-48-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 57-39-0 against the run line and have a 47-46-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-42-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-48-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-46-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 57-39-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/14/18 P Marco Estrada Gluteus 10-day DL (07/13)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
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
07/14/18 LF Andrew Benintendi Bereavement List is out indefinitely
07/13/18 3B Rafael Devers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
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 43-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.90 and a WHIP of 1.53 this year. He has 48 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 344 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 832 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 785. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Toronto is hitting .238, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .279. He has 85 hits this season in 343 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 86. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 355 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Blue Jays have 752 hits, including 179 doubles and 125 home runs. Toronto has walked 307 times so far this season and they have struck out 796 times as a unit. They have left 601 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 419 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 66-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Brian Johnson has a 1-2 record and a 1.48 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 337 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 766 base knocks and 349 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 932 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .462 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 .297 with an OBP of .380. He has 104 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 350 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 139. J.D. Martinez is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 115 hits in 348 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .644. The Red Sox as a unit have 911 base hits, including 211 doubles and 131 homers. Boston has walked 315 times this year and they have struck out on 735 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 519 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -170
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