Blue Jays vs. Red Sox - 5/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (29-18) at Toronto Blue Jays (24-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
J Kelly (2-0) (5.28) vs. J Happ (5-2) (3.43)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -128 / Boston Red Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series early Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been on fire, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 67 hits, Mookie Betts has 35 RBI and David Ortiz has 12 home runs. Joe Kelly gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-1 with a 6.96 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for their consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.68 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Michael Saunders leads Toronto with 49 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 35 RBI and Josh Donaldson has 11 home runs. Aaron Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf and 11-2 in Kellys last 13 starts. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and 4-1 in Sanchezs last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
You just keep waiting for the Blue Jays to start playing like the team we saw last season and a potential run could start during a six-game homstand against other AL East teams. Sanchez also pitches well at home. I'll side with Toronto and the small line here.