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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Sunday June 23, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +150 / Boston Red Sox -172 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NESN
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 71 hits and 32 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 122 hits and 51 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 4-9 with a 3.23 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 5-3 with a 3.70 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last nine gams when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 92 hits and 48 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez have combined for 165 hits and 93 RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.31 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 10-11 with a 5.39 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 3-10 in their last 13 road games, 3-11 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 5-13 in Stromans last 18 starts. The Red Sox are 59-15 in their last 74 during game 3 of a series, 35-16 in their last 51 Sunday games and 9-3 in Porcellos last 12 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Boston, 15-36 in the last 51 meetings and 2-5 in Stromans last 7 starts vs. Red Sox. The under is 4-0 in Porcellos last 4 starts overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Blue Jays last 10 overall.

Stroman is looking more and more like the pitcher we saw a couple of years ago, but current Red Sox hitters are batting .283 against him with five homers in 223 at bats. Porcello has a 3.71 ERA and .232 allowed batting average at home this season and the Red Sox have won nine of his last 12 starts overall. There's value with the Blue Jays and the plus money given that Stroman is looking like an ace quality pitcher this season, but the Red Sox have the edge at home based on them being in better form as a team. 

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -172

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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