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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (74-57) at Toronto Blue Jays (61-70)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

C Sale (14-6) (2.88) vs. Br Anderson (2-2) (8.18)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +194 / Boston Red Sox -210 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays continue their MLB baseball series on Tuesday.

The Boston Red Sox were building a nice lead in the AL East a short week ago but the team has been in a skid and the lead has shrunk. The Red Sox were hot for weeks but had cooled down with four defeats in a row before sneaking by Toronto 6-5 on Monday. Boston starter Drew Pomeranz improved to 14-4 with three runs allowed on seven hits and three free passes in six frames before Craig Kimbrel recorded his 30th save despite giving up a two run jack in the 9th. The Red Sox totaled 12 hits and four walks with Christian Vasquez going 4-4 with a solo homer and two runs while Eduardo Nunez went 2-4 with a pair of runs followed by Hanley Ramirez who scored twice.   The Boston Red Sox turn to ace Chris Sale on the hill who will oppose the Toronto Blue Jays for the third time in 2017. Sale comes off of back to back defeats after a 13-6 loss at the Cleveland Indians with seven runs allowed on seven hits and three BB in three frames.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays have been fading as their shot at the Wild Card is alive only on paper. The Blue Jays took a step back in Monday night’s loss to the visiting Red Sox which saddled the team with defeats in eight of eleven. The Jays offense struggled until late and while the defense and bullpen also had problems.  Toronto starter Marcus Stroman allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits through six inning with Danny Barnes surrendering a three run bomb. The Blue Jays attack consisted of eight hits and seven bases on balls with Justin Smoak going deep and knocking in two while scoring twice followed by a two run double off the bat of Kendrys Morales. The Toronto Blue Jays hand the ball to Tom Koehler for his second start with the team on Tuesday. Koehlor looked good in his Toronto debut that produced a 2-0 loss at Tampa Bay where he gave up a run on four hits and a trio of walks in five frames.

Boston are 21-5 in their last 26 Tuesday games and the over is 12-3 in Boston last 15 Tuesday games while Boston are 12-4 in their last 16 games on astroturf. The under is 9-2 in Toronto last 11 home games and Toronto  are 2-7 in their last 9 overall while the under is 10-4 in Toronto last 14 on astroturf. Boston are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

I typically don’t bother with Boston as huge chalk as they are generally overpriced so take this with a grain of salt… 

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