Boston Red Sox (17-4 ) vs Toronto Blue Jays (13-8)Date : 04/26/2018
Time : 7:07 PM ET
Location : Rogers Centre
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Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jay will welcome the Red Sox for the 2nd time at the Rogers Centre. The top 2 teams in the AL East will compete with one another the Blue Jays are trying to close the gap and the Red Sox are looking extend their impressive record to start the season.
Boston Red Sox 's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox had already shown us that this team can beat anyone, this Sox team is that talented they were 17-2 since losing their last two games to Oakland. Red Sox will want to keep all their key players healthy as the season progresses because right now they have figured out a winning solution and no one is going to slow them down anytime soon.
The Red Sox are 1st in the league in scoring, putting up 5.90 RPG, while also ranking 1st in hitting at .277 and 8th in homers with 26. With Betts, Ramirez, and Martinez as your trio, you are in great hands as all three has combined for 44 RBIs this season. For the pitching, the Red Sox are currently 4th with a 2.75 ERA. Porcello is 4-0 with 1.40 ERA Porcello has been impressive for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are currently the best team in the MLB. As they looking to bounce back against the Blue Jays after dropping their last 2 games.
Chris Sales returns to pitching duty for the Red Sox. Boston moved Sale up in the rotation a day to give Drew Pomeranz an extra days’ rest after his first start off the disabled list. Sale struck out a season-high 10 vs. the A’s on Saturday, but his outing was overshadowed by Sean Manaea’s no-hitter. Sales have a 1.86 ERA.
Toronto Blue Jays's Latest Performance :
After an impressive start to the season, the Blue Jays are trying to rediscover their early season form as they will face off against the Red Sox team. Every team will face a slum where they will have to find ways to get over it by learning from their mistakes, regrouping and coming together as a team.
The Blue Jays only trail the Red Sox 4 games in the AL East.
The Blue Jays pitching has been average this year, but they have struggled of late as they have now allowed 4.89 RPG over their last nine games. The Blue Jays Bullpen is one of the best in the league, but the Jays really need more production from their starters, especially of late as their starters have an ERA of 6.02 over their last 10 games, compared to an ERA of 1.42 from their pen over that stretch.
Toronto has been very solid on offense so far as they come in ranked 5th in the league in scoring, putting up 5.52 RPG.
Taking the pitching duties for the second game would be, Marco Estrada. He has experienced some issues with the long ball so far this season. He has allowed six home runs in four starts, and he is coming off a year in which he surrendered a career-high 31 homers over 33 starts.
How Boston Red Sox & Toronto Blue Jays Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Blue Jays are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
The two top teams are facing off and it should be a great battle put up by both parties. Red Sox are going to take this game because how hot they are offensively and with Sales controlling the mound, the Red Sox should be able to pull this one out on the road. Look for Mookie to bounce back after a poor performance in Oakland.
Red Sox to beat out the Blue Jays at home but in a very close affair.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox :
- Red Sox are 9-2 in their last 11 road games.
Betting trends for Toronto Blue Jays:
- Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.