Red Sox at Blue Jays - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (36-43) at Toronto Blue Jays (41-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
W Miley (7-7) (4.38) vs. Matt Boyd (0-1) (5.40)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -128 / Boston Red Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, RSN
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays end a four-game series Thursday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 86 hits and 33 RBI while Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 68 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last seven road games. Wade Miley gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Miley is 0-2 with a 10.57 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or less runs in four of their last five games. The Blue Jays have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 95 hits and 51 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 85 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last six home games. Matt Boyd takes the hill, and e’s 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Boyd’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Mileys last 7 road starts. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Boston seems to have found a bit of a groove here, and I expect that to continue against a pitcher making just his second career start. I like the plus money in this spot.