Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Chris Sale
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Blue Jays and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +242 and Boston at -265. The Blue Jays have a 2-9-0 over/under record and a 4-7-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 1-10-0 against the run line and have a 7-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-9-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-7-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 7-3-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 1-10-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/07/19 1B Justin Smoak Neck is questionable
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 Clay Buchholz Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 3-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.50 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 2.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 68 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 119. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 2.61.
As a team Toronto is hitting .183, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .318 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .261, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 5.8 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 11 hits this season in 34 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .647 and an OPS+ of 191. Randal Grichuk is hitting .162 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .244. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Blue Jays have 64 hits, including 16 doubles and 9 home runs. Toronto has walked 31 times so far this season and they have struck out 111 times as a unit. They have left 62 men on base and have a team OPS of .579. They score 2.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 29 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 3-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.00, Chris Sale has a 0-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 6.28. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 104 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 89 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.75.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 16th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .404. He has 14 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .548 with an OPS+ of 172. Mitch Moreland is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 8 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .645. The Red Sox as a unit have 90 base hits, including 18 doubles and 11 homers. Boston has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 87 occasions. They have had 76 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +242
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