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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Monday May 20, 2019, 1:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +185 / Boston Red Sox -200 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
NESN
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The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will be matching up in MLB activity to kick off their series on Monday.

Boston is coming off a big weekend series versus the Astros. The Red Sox lost the first two games of that set 3-1 Friday and 7-3 Saturday, but then on Sunday Boston blocked the sweep with a 4-3 victory.

For the Monday game, the Sox will be sending out lefty David Price in the start. Across his 36.0 innings and 1-2 mark this year, Price has a 3.75 ERA with 42 Ks and 10 BBs.

Over on the Jays’ side, they just finished up against the White Sox in a four-game set this weekend. Toronto split that series, taking wins on Friday and Sunday with losses Thursday and Saturday.

For Monday’s outing, the Blue Jays will be going with Edwin Jackson in the starting role. Over one appearance with 5.0 innings, Jackson has a 3.60 ERA with two Ks and one walk.

The Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 Monday games and 1-4 in their last five in game one of a series. Boston is 4-0 in Price’s last four starts on turf and 43-21 in his last 64 starts.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 1-5 in their last six home games and 0-5 in their last five after a win. Toronto is 3-9 in their last 12 Monday games and 5-13 in their last 18 overall.

We’ve only got the one outing in San Francisco to base Jackson’s tendencies this year, but so far the two runs on six hits in 5.0 innings seems pretty typical to what you can expect from him on a regular basis.

As for Price, he seems to have found his rhythm recently, with three quality starts in his last four tries. I like Price to keep it going here so I’m taking the Sox.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -200

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