Red Sox vs. Blue Jays - 4/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (9-10) at Boston Red Sox (10-8)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Fenway Park)
A Sanchez (1-2) (5.15) vs. J Kelly (1-0) (4.07)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -138 / Toronto Blue Jays +128 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, NESN
The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 26 hits and 14 RBI while Devon Travis and Russell Martin have combined for 26 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games on the road. Aaron Sanchez gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Red Sox have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Hanley Ramirez leads Boston with 21 hits and 17 RBI while Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 18 RBI. The Boston Red Sox are 4-3 on their home field this season. Joe Kelly takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Kellys last 6 starts. The Blue Jays are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Boston and 12-5 in the last 17 meetings overall.
I find it hard to bet against the Red Sox in their small ballpark, as their offense is going to be tough to match. Boston will also be eager to bounce back after getting crused by Baltimore. Take the home team.