Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Sox (+115) Blue Jays (-125)
Travis Shaw and the Toronto Blue Jays (13-13, 4th in AL East) host the Boston Red Sox (9-20, 5th in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Red Sox coming in at +115 and the Blue Jays are at -125. The total has been set at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Kyle Hart and Chase Anderson.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/13/2020 Andrew Benintendi LF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/1/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Out for the season
7/7/2020 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/24/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/24/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/24/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/24/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/19/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/18/2020 Derek Fisher RF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/17/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/16/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 9-20 overall record this season. Hart has taken the ball for 5 frames and has accumulated 9 K's. His ERA is 12.12 (7 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 3.077. He has conceded 9 base knocks (15.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 7 walks. Hart (0-1 win-loss mark) has a FIP of 8.78 while he has faced 35 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.75 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 152 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Boston allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.89. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 280 base hits and 165 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 250. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.59 and their FIP as a unit is 5.25.
As a team Boston is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 26 hits this season in 96 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 125. Jackie Bradley Jr is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Red Sox have 252 hits, including 57 doubles and 36 home runs. Boston has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 262 times as a unit. They have left 194 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 133 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 13-13 overall mark this year. So far in his MLB career, Anderson has allowed 810 hits while tallying 728 strikeouts in 866 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 378 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His SO/W ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 3,619 hitters during his pro baseball career. Anderson (53-40 career win-loss mark) has a 3.93 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 194 base knocks and 100 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 241 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .303. He has 16 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .377 with an OPS+ of 83. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 24 hits in 98 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Blue Jays as a unit have 219 base hits, including 36 doubles and 45 homers. Toronto has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 216 occasions. They have had 172 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 117 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (-125)
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