Red Sox vs. Blue Jays - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (77-58) at Boston Red Sox (63-72)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
M Estrada (11-8) (3.16) vs. R Porcello (6-12) (5.21)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +121 / Toronto Blue Jays -131 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Monday.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have won 12 straight when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 159 hits and 114 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 139 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six road games. Mark Buehrle gets the nod, and he’s 14-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 11-10 with a 4.22 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 163 hits and 69 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 152 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last eight home games. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 6-12 with a 5.21 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 3-6 with a 5.26 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 7-2 in Buehrles last 9 starts as a road favorite. The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-10 in Porcellos last 14 starts. The Blue Jays are 5-1 in Buehrles last 6 starts vs. Red Sox.
While the Blue Jays are red hot, the Red Sox are on a bit of a run of their own and are crushing the baseball as of late. I like the value of the Red Sox for the plus money on a short turnaround.