Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (31-30) at Boston Red Sox (27-34)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
D Hutchison (5-1) (4.91) vs. J Kelly (2-4) (5.40)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -119 / Toronto Blue Jays +109 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday at Fenway Park for game one of their MLB series of American League East teams.
The Boston Red Sox have been a disappointment this season and they sit in last place in the AL East standings. The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 15-14 at home, and they are 7.0 games behind the Yankees in the AL East standings. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .246 with Dustin Pedroia hitting .312, Xander Bogaerts hitting .296, and Hanley Ramirez hitting .275. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.26 with the starters at 4.67 and the bullpen at 3.50. For game one against the Blue Jays the Red Sox start Joe Kelly who has allowed 61 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 52 over 60 innings for a 2-4 record and a 5.40 ERA.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll and they have won their last eight games heading into this series. The Blue Jays are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 11-18 on the road, and they are three games behind the Yankees in the AL East. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .266 with Josh Donaldson hitting .317, Russell Martin hitting .274, and Jose Bautista hitting .254. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 4.22 with the starters at 4.45 and the bullpen at 3.70. For game one against the Red Sox the Jays start Drew Hutchison who has allowed 73 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 59 over 69.2 innings for a 5-1 record and a 4.91 ERA.
Boston is 7-2 in ther last nine home games, 2-5 against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 in Kelly’s last seven starts. Toronto is 3-8 in their last 11 road games, 6-1 against a team with a losing record, and 3-8 in Hutchison’s last 11 road starts.
I am expecting the big lumber to be out for this one so my free pick is going to be the over. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.