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2018 MLB Season
(80-34) Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (51-61)
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto Ontario
Projected Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Ryan Borucki
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -167 | Blue Jays +157
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Boston Red Sox
Porcello was masterful in his last outing pitching a complete game and picking up his 14th win of the season in a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees.
He pitched nine innings giving up just one hit (Solo home run) while he struck out nine and walked none.
In 140.2 innings of work this season, Porcello owns a solid strikeout (8.64 K/9) to walk rate (2.11 BB/9), and he’s been decent against the long ball (1.02 HR/9), but he could work on stranding base runners (71.9% LOB%).
The end-result is a solid 3.84 ERA and an even better 3.65 FIP.
Boston continues to be the best team in baseball winning their last five contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .282/.366/.536 to go with 25 extra-base hits and 37 RBI.
Toronto Blue Jays
Borucki pitched a third consecutive quality start while picking up his first win of the season in a 7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
He pitched eight stellar innings giving up just four hits and one earned run while he struck out only two and walked none.
In 43.0 innings this season, the lefty owns a bleak strikeout rate (6.28 K/9), a solid walk rate (2.30 BB/9), an excellent home run rate (0.00 HR/9), but he could work on stranding base runners (68.5% LOB%).
The end-result is an excellent 2.30 ERA and a slightly higher 2.53 FIP.
Toronto has played mediocre baseball in the past week winning three of their six contests.
During that span their lineup has been hot slashing .294/.345/.509 to go with 26 extra-base hits and 31 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 41-15 in their last 56 overall.
- Under is 10-3 in BOS last 13 on astroturf.
- Under is 5-2-1 in BOS last 8 overall.
- TOR are 3-11 in their last 14 Thu. games.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction: Boston handles Toronto on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox -1.5 & OVER Total
Porcello has the strikeout ability to play consistently, while Borucki needs to rely on inducing ground balls more often and Boston can counter as they rank fourth in ground balls hit.
Also, both pitchers are coming off of solid quality starts, but are about to run into hot lineups and they already don’t have favorable LOB%, so I expect the run total to eclipse the threshold.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Red Sox 6 – Blue Jays 4
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