Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Tuesday Pick

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 4/24/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Boston Red Sox are off to a fantastic start in 2018 but they also dropped their last two games. Will they rebound on Tuesday night when they open a new series against their American League East rivals the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

919 Boston Red Sox (-120) at 920 Toronto Blue Jays (+100); 8.5

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: BOS (NESN); TOR (SNET)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Red Sox as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 59% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Like rest of Red Sox, Porcello off to hot start in 2018

Rick Porcello shut out the Angels for six innings to move to 4-0 on Wednesday. The Angels loaded the bases with one out in the first, but Porcello rebounded to strike out Kole Calhoun and Zack Cozart to end the threat and he was never in any real danger again.

Porcello's four wins in four starts matches his total from the first four months of last year; he opened the season 4-14 before eventually finishing up 11-17.

Blue Jays' Happ improves to 3-1 on new season

J.A. Happ allowed four runs over six innings on Wednesday in a win over the Royals. Happ improves to 3-1 on the season. While he did give up the four runs, he was able to strike out eight while also getting the victory, so we'll call it a mixed fantasy day for the southpaw. He'll be back on the mound next week against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Blue Jays in Toronto and are 12-5 in their last 17 games overall versus their American League East rivals.

Toronto

The Blue Jays have won five of Happ's last seven starts versus the Red Sox.

Prediction:

I realize Toronto has had success against Boston with Happ on the mound but Porcello and the Red Sox are too hot to pass up, especially given that the price is only -120 on the money line. The Red Sox are 9-2 in their last 11 road games, are 17-4 on the year, and have won 21 of their last 27 games versus the rest of the division.

 

The Pick: Boston Red Sox -120

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