Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. David Price
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and David Price for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +207 and Boston at -225. The Blue Jays have a 75-62-6 over/under record and a 62-81-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 83-61-0 against the run line and have a 68-70-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 75-62-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-81-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 68-70-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 83-61-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/10/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is questionable for next scheduled start
09/05/18 P Joe Biagini Oblique 10-day DL (09/04)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/08/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (08/15); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season
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 65-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 79 strikeouts over his 94 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 534 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 533 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,320 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 475 batters and struck out 1,152. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .275. He has 115 hits this season in 465 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 88. Justin Smoak is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 467 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Blue Jays have 1,189 hits, including 289 doubles and 193 home runs. Toronto has walked 457 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,211 times as a unit. They have left 926 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 641 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 98-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, David Price has a 14-6 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 158.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 534 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,166 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 446 hitters and struck out 1,384 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .372. He has 153 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 521 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 128. J.D. Martinez is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 172 hits in 519 at bats while driving in 121 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .636. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,346 base hits, including 314 doubles and 185 homers. Boston has walked 494 times this year and they have struck out on 1,103 occasions. They have had 990 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 778 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -225
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