Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (9-20) at Toronto Blue Jays (14-13)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:37 pm (Sahlen Field)

Kyle Hart (0-1) (11.12) vs. Chase Anderson (0-0) (2.79)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -125 / Boston Red Sox +115 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Tuesday evening.

The Boston Red Sox will look to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a home run and two RBIs while Kevin Pillar went 2 for 5 with a solo home run and Xander Bogaerts had a double and an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for the Red Sox in defeat. Jonathan Arauz had a pair of base hits to round out the offense for Boston in the loss as the BoSox had just six hits as a team in the game. Zack Godley took the loss, falling to 0-3 on the year after allowing three runs on two hits with three strikeouts over 2.2 innings of work. Kyle Hart will start here and is 0-1 with an 11.12 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. This will be Hart’s first career start against Toronto.

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to build off of their 6-4 win in Monday’s series finale against Tampa Bay. Randal Grichuk led the way by going 2 for 4 with a three-run home run and a double while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added a solo homer as well. Cavan Biggio went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a double and an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for Toronto in the win. Teoscar Hernandez added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Blue Jays in the winning effort. Tanner Roark allowed three runs on six hits over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Thomas Hatch got the win to improve to 2-1 in relief while Jordan Romano got the save, his 2nd of the year after closing out the 9th. Chase Anderson will start here and is 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA and 5 strikeouts against Boston.

Boston is 8-20 in their last 28 games overall and 3-10 in their last 13 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games within the division. Toronto is 5-0 in their last 5 series opening games and 7-2 in their last 9 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. Boston is 40-18 in the last 58 meetings between these two teams and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams as well.

The Red Sox have gotten the better of the Blue Jays in recent years, but there’s just something not good about this Boston team, oh wait… That’s everything. The pitching? Terrible. The batting order? Terrible. The farm system’s also shot from all of the trades they made to get a guy like Chris Sale that the White Sox are really reaping the benefits of right now. Toronto’s been playing some of their best baseball over the last couple of weeks and I think Chase Anderson shows up here with a solid start for his team. Give me Toronto and lay the juice here.

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Chris’s Pick Toronto -125

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