Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14
Boston Red Sox (58-74) at Toronto Blue Jays (66-66)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Joe Kelly (R) (2-3) (4.263) vs. Marcus Stroman (R) (5-5) (3.614)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -133 / Boston Red Sox +123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SNET
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox have lost eight of their last 10 games and are 16 games below a .500 record. The Red Sox pitching staff has really struggled, allowing four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. Overall, the Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 3.95, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dustin Pedroia has homered in back-to-back games and Mike Napoli has 10 RBIs in 10 games. Joe Kelly takes the mound, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.26 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 57 innings. This is Kelly’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six of their last eight games and have fallen to .500. The Blue Jays pitching staff is a big reason for the fall, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. Overall, the Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.16, which is 24th in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Bautista has homered twice in his last six games and Jose Reyes has 15 hits in his last 10 games. Starting is Marcus Stroman, who is 7-5 with a 4.11 ERA and has 79 strikeouts in 92 innings. Stroman is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two career starts against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The Blue Jays are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Stroman's last 7 starts as a home favorite.
The Blue Jays seem to be left for dead and are allowing Boston to beat them up. Don't know why anyone would buy the juice oddmakers are offering with the Blue Jays. Give me Boston for the sweep and the plus money.