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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Wednesday July 17, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
Boston Red Sox -250 / Toronto Blue Jays +230 O/U: 11
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will continue their MLB series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener, the Red Sox powered out a 10-8 win. On Tuesday, Toronto returned the favor with a 10-4 victory.

For the Wednesday game, the Jays will be sending out Aaron Sanchez in the start. Across his 97.0 innings and 3-13 record so far, Sanchez has a 6.22 ERA with 79 Ks and 58 BBs.

The Jays put up 14 hits in the Tuesday win, putting an exclamation point on the game with four runs in the ninth inning. Lourdes Gurriel led the way on three hits and a run.

Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Eduardo Rodriguez in the starting role Wednesday. Over 109.2 innings and a 10-4 mark, Rodriguez has a 4.43 ERA with 116 Ks and 34 BBs.

Boston came up with nine hits in the Tuesday loss, but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard outside of the fifth inning, where they scored three runs.

The Jays are 12-31 in their last 43 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series. Toronto is 3-13 in Sanchez’s last 16 starts and 1-8 in his last nine Wednesday starts.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 61-18 in their last 79 in game three of a series and 41-15 in their last 56 Wednesday games. Boston is 8-0 in Rodriguez’s last eight Wednesday starts and 18-3 in his last 21 starts in game there of a series.

Sanchez had a run of really, really bad starts in June (27 earned in four games), but has been better over his last pair (six earned in 10.0 innings) Still, Sanchez has lost nine straight starts.

As for Rodriguez, he had a couple rough ones in June as well but has given up just two earned in his last pair over 12.0 innings. I don’t like these thick betting lines, but I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Boston here.

Boston Red Sox -250

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