Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (69-76) at Toronto Blue Jays (83-62)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
W Miley (11-10) (4.41) vs. M Estrada (12-8) (3.31)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -185 / Boston Red Sox +175 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue jays and the Boston Red Sox play game one of their MLB series on Friday at the Rogers Centre.
The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to extend their lead in the AL East and start counting down their magic number. The Blue Jays are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 47-25 at home, and they have a 3.5 game lead on the Yankees in the American league East. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .267 with Josh Donaldson hitting .301, Ben Revere hitting .329, and Edwin Encarnacion hitting .276. The Blue jays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.84 with the starters at 4.10 and the bullpen at 3.30. For game one against the Red Sox the Blue Jays start Marcus Stroman who allowed four hits and three runs over 5.0 innings in his only start this season.
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The Boston Red Sox are having a season to forget and the only thing they are playing for at this point is trying to get out of the cellar in the AL East. The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 30-41 on the road, and they are 14.5 games back in the AL East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .267 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .321, Mookie Betts hitting .288, and Brock Holt hitting .280. The Red Sox pitching staf has an ERA of 4.43 with the starters at 4.47 and bullpen at 4.35. For game one at Toronto the Red Sox start Rick Porcello who has allowed 161 hits and 81 earned runs while striking out 122 over 144 innings for an 8-12 record and a 5.06 ERA.
Toronto is 37-15 in their last 52 games, 11-2 in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing record, and 5-1 in Stroman’s last six starts. Boston is 6-2 in their last eight game one of a series, 1-4 on the road against a right handed starter, and 1-4 in Porcello’s last five road starts against a team with a winning record. Boston is 5-2 in their last seven games against Toronto.
We should see plenty of hitting in this one so my free pick is that this one goes over the total that is set at 9. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.