Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/23/2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Weber vs. Ryan Feierabend
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (20-28, 4th in AL East) play the Boston Red Sox (25-23, 3rd in AL East) at Rogers Centre on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The line on this contest has the Red Sox priced at -120 and the Blue Jays are at +110. The O/U opens at 9.
The Red Sox have been good for MLB wagerers, having gone 25-23-0 SU. Toronto is covering 41.7% of the time, going 20-28-0 straight up. The Red Sox have been good for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 22-20-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 41.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a terrible Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 28-19-1.
The Red Sox are covering 48.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 12-13-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are covering 39.1% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 9-14-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a terrible Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 20-28-0.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/21/19 RF J.D. Martinez Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
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
05/22/19 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day IL (05/21)
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 25-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Weber has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 212 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 379 base hits and 209 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 479. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Boston is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 52 hits this season in 180 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 131. J.D. Martinez is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 169 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Red Sox have 421 hits, including 85 doubles and 67 home runs. Boston has walked 205 times so far this season and they have struck out 379 times as a unit. They have left 347 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 253 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 20-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Ryan Feierabend has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 15.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 196 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 376 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 406 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .368 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 .243 with an OBP of .301. He has 44 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 99. Freddy Galvis is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 45 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Blue Jays as a unit have 346 base hits, including 71 doubles and 51 homers. Toronto has walked 142 times this year and they have struck out on 441 occasions. They have had 281 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 181 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -120
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