Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM (Rogers Centre )
Toronto Blue Jay +125 / Boston Red Sox -145 O/U: 10
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will match up to finish off their MLB series on Thursday.
The Blue Jays eked out a 4-3 win in the Tuesday opener of this set. On Wednesday, Toronto kept it going, scoring two runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth for a big 8-0 shutout victory. The Jays out-hit Boston 11-2 in that one.
In the Thursday game, the Jays will send out Clay Buchholz in the start. Over 42.1 innings and a 1-4 mark this year, Buchholz has a 5.31 ERA with 21 Ks and 11 BBs.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with Jhoulys Chacin in the start Thursday. Chacin is 3-10 with a 5.60 ERA and 84 Ks this year.
The Red Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games and 67-26 in their last 93 in game three of a series. The over is 10-3-1 in Boston’s last 14 Thursday games as well.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 17-35 in their last 52 in game three of a series and 9-26 in their last 35 Thursday games. Toronto is 1-5 in Buchholz’s last six starts and the over is 6-2 in their last eight Thursday games.
Since giving up seven earned in 4.0 innings in Texas way back in May, Buchholz has logged a pretty solid run over three August/September starts. In that span he’s given up seven earned in 17.2 innings of work but is just 1-2.
I like Buchholz to come out and pitch well here but I’m still leaning toward the Red Sox.