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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Thursday May 23, 2019, 12:37 PM (EDT)
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
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The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays meet Thursday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Boston Red Sox have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 58 hits and 27 RBI while Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have combined for 105 hits and 53 RBI. Ryan Weber gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Weber’s second career game against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 46 hits and 18 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez have combined for 81 hits and 44 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he was 7-11 with a 5.33 ERA and 108 strikeouts last season. Richard is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 14-4 in their last 18 during game 4 of a series, 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The Blue Jays are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series, 7-20 in their last 27 Thursday games and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Red Sox are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Toronto and 35-17 in the last 52 meetings. The under is 20-8 in Blue Jays last 28 home games. The over is 7-3 in Red Sox last 10 overall.

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to fall apart, and losing a 13-inning game and having a quick turnaround doesn't help matters. Richard will make his season debut in this contest, and with the lack of reps this season and his poor performances last year, it's hard to expect anything good in this start. I have to side with the Boston Red Sox for obvious reasons, as I want little to do with the Blue Jays in their current form.

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