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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +165 / Boston Red Sox -195 -- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
NESN
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in three of their last four games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 93 hits and 46 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 155 hits and 69 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last four games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 118 hits and 66 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 207 hits and 113 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 3-2 with a 2.49 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 21-45 in their last 66 overall, 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League East and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Red Sox are 4-12 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Blue Jays are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 16-35 in the last 51 meetings. The over is 9-3 in Red Sox last 12 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blue Jays last 5 road games.

Cashner will make his debut for the Red Sox after having a surprisingly good season with the Baltimore Orioles, which includes an ERA under four for the second time in the last five years and allowing just a .234 batting average. The Toronto Blue Jays have been sluggish to start the second half and their pitching staff just got rocked last night. The Boston Red Sox need to keep taking advantage of series like this if they're going to make a playoff push, and at this point Cashner hasn't given us a reason to doubt this year has been a fluke. Give me the home team. 

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -195

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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