Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/20/2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Edwin Jackson
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (18-27, 4th in AL East) play the Boston Red Sox (23-22, 3rd in AL East) at Rogers Centre on Monday, May 20, 2019. The Blue Jays open this contest at +185 while the Red Sox are priced at -200. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Red Sox have been dicey for oddsmakers, having gone 23-22-0 SU. Toronto covers 40.0% of the time, going 18-27-0 straight up. The Red Sox have been a good choice for wagerers as a favorite, going 20-19-0 SU. Toronto covers 39.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a very good Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 26-18-1.
The Red Sox are covering 47.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 11-12-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are covering 38.1% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 8-13-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a terrible Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 18-27-0.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/19/19 C Sandy Leon Paternity List is questionable Sunday vs Houston Astros
05/06/19 P David Price Elbow 10-day IL (05/03)
05/03/19 SS Tzu-Wei Lin Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/16/19 P Clay Buchholz Elbow 10-day IL (05/10)
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 60-day IL (04/21); is out for season
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 23-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 198 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 361 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 147 batters and struck out 446. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Boston is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 48 hits this season in 167 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 133. J.D. Martinez is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Red Sox have 387 hits, including 80 doubles and 59 home runs. Boston has walked 193 times so far this season and they have struck out 360 times as a unit. They have left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 18-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Edwin Jackson has a 0-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 346 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .310. He has 42 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 169 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 103. Freddy Galvis is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 45 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Blue Jays as a unit have 324 base hits, including 71 doubles and 44 homers. Toronto has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 417 occasions. They have had 267 men left on base and have an OPS of .652. They have scored 3.64 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -200
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