Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Match Preview and Free Picks
The Boston Red Sox got a taste of playoff baseball over the weekend with three straight against the defending-champion Houston Astros and needed a walk-off hit on Sunday to avoid a sweep. The Red Sox will try to get back to the business of securing the American League East title and ensuring themselves the top seed in the AL postseason when they host the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game set.
Boston entered play on Monday with an 8 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees and a magic number of 11 to clinch the AL East title, and the team admits to checking the out-of-town scoreboard occasionally. "It's always good to win," Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters after Mitch Moreland delivered the walk-off hit on Sunday. "We know what happened today throughout the league. Just another day and we won.
Tomorrow is an off-day, so in two days, we get to the next series." The Blue Jays are 32 1/2 games behind Boston but are doing their best to make things interesting and split a four-game series at home against AL Central-leading Cleveland over the weekend. Toronto will have to deal with the return of Red Sox ace Chris Sale on Tuesday while countering with rookie lefty Ryan Borucki.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Starting Pitchers Report
Blue Jays LH Ryan Borucki (3-4, 4.39 ERA): Borucki was a tough-luck loser against Tampa Bay last Tuesday, when he allowed two runs and three hits over six innings but came out on the wrong end of a 4-0 final. The 24-year-old rookie is struggling to find consistency and failed to post a quality start in four of his last six outings. Borucki earned a win over Boston at home on Aug. 9 while surrendering four runs in five frames but was lit up for seven runs - four earned - on eight hits and four walks over three innings at Fenway Park on July 13.
Red Sox LH Chris Sale (12-4, 1.97): Sale is coming off the disabled list but will be limited to about 40 pitches before yielding to Nathan Eovaldi. Sale, who leads the AL in ERA and WHIP (0.85), is making his first appearance since Aug. 12, when he struck out 12 and yielded one hit without walking a batter in five scoreless innings at Baltimore. The Florida native did not allow a run six of his last seven turns and struck out 15 at Toronto on May 11.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends
|Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Toronto is 1-13 ATS in its last 14 games on the road|
|Toronto is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road|
|Toronto is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Boston|
|Toronto is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Boston|
|Toronto is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston|
|Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston|
Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends
|oston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games|
|Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home|
|Boston is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Toronto|
|Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Toronto|
|Boston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto|
|Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto|
Toronto at Boston Wednesday, September 12