MLB Baseball Betting: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Baseball Betting:  Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays&h=235&w=320&zc=1

So far in the 2016 MLB Baseball season the Toronto Blue Jays have been decidedly mediocre. They’re in third place in the AL East with a 24-25 record putting them 4 games back of the two teams tied for first place, the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. They’ve got a great opportunity to move up this weekend as Baltimore is slumping having lost 7 of 10 and the Boston Red Sox are their opposition in this weekend series. Boston is 29-18 on the year and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Blue Jays will start Aaron Sanchez who has a personal record of 4-1 but the team is 5-4 in his 9 starts. He’s got a 3.20 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. The team is 2-1 in his last three starts with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Boston will counter with righthander Joe Kelly who has a not so impressive 5.28 ERA for the year. He’s been sharp in his last three games, however, with the Sox winning two and putting up a strong 1.46 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

Some potential issues in the Blue Jays lineup starting with Jose Bautista who is appealing his one game suspension for his role in a May 15th brawl. He’ll play pending a resolution of this situation and is officially listed as ‘day to day’. Also need to keep an eye on Troy Tulowitzki who is ‘questionable’ after missing the last two games with a tweaked quadricep muscle. The last word is that he’s still injured but ‘getting better’. I wouldn’t expect him in Friday’s lineup. Boston’s only short term issue is with catcher Ryan Hannigan who missed yesterday’s game with an illness but is expected to play here.

Boston has gone 11-2 in Joe Kelly’s last 13 starts with a strong trend to the Over. Sanchez has been very strong to the ‘Under’ as if you needed another reason to bet Toronto the Under this year. Sanchez is 7-2 to the Under in his last 9 home starts and 11-4 to the Under in his last 15 starts overall. We’ll take the home team and look for their ‘Under’ trend to continue. Having Tulowitzki out of the lineup will make their sputtering offense even less formidable.


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