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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Friday June 21, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +275 / Boston Red Sox -360 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
NESN
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 69 hits and 30 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 115 hits and 48 RBI. Trent Thornton gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.36 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Thornton’s first career game against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four o more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 91 hits and 47 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 161 hits and 84 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 3.49 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Sale is 7-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 104 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 3-9 in their last 12 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win, 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 1-5 in Sales last 6 home starts. The Blue Jays are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 16-36 in the last 52 meetings. The over is 7-3-2 in Sales last 12 home starts. The over is 3-1-1 in Thorntons last 5 starts overall.

Thornton has been better on the road than at home this season, producing a 2.98 ERA and a .217 allowed batting average through 45.1 innings. Sale has allowed just two earned runs in his last 22 innings, but he's been on the losing side of five of his last six home starts. While I guess you can make a case for the Blue Jays and the heavy plus money, Sale seems to have returned to Sale of old and the Red Sox inter this series playing their best ball of the season and rested. I'll take Boston and the RL to increase the value of the bet.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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