Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Sox (+112) Blue Jays (-132)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr and the Toronto Blue Jays (14-13, 3rd in AL East) host the Boston Red Sox (9-20, 5th in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Sox coming in at +112 and the Blue Jays are at -132. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Nathan Eovaldi and Wilmer Font.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/25/2020 Andrew Benintendi LF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/25/2020 Nathan Eovaldi SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
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
8/25/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/24/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/18/2020 Derek Fisher RF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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. Eovaldi (48-56 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.07 and he has faced 4,077 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.32 (457 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.363. He has conceded 998 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 300 walks. Eovaldi has thrown 952 innings and has racked up 743 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. 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 5.24.
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 19th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jackie Bradley Jr is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 19 hits this season in 81 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 76. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .510. 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 14-13 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Font has given up 146 base knocks while he has earned 146 strikeouts in 144 frames. He has given up a total of 87 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.410 and a FIP of 5.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 628 hitters during his MLB career. Font (7-10 career record) has a 5.44 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 202 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 246 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Vladimir Guerrero Jr comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .333. He has 25 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 101 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 107. Travis Shaw is hitting .219 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 16 hits in 73 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 74 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Blue Jays as a unit have 226 base hits, including 39 doubles and 47 homers. Toronto has walked 87 times this year and they have struck out on 226 occasions. They have had 178 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (-132)
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