Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Boston Red Sox fell in extra innings on Tuesday night in Toronto. Will they rebound on Wednesday night when they visit the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 25, 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 -147 favorite. As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Red Sox Rodriguez coming off solid outing vs. Angels
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two runs on three hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Angels. Rodriguez wasn't as crisp as he could have been -- he issued a trio of walks to go against five strikeouts -- but this was a fine performance on the whole. Zack Cozart knocked him for an RBI single in the second inning and Chris Young cracked him for a solo home run in the fifth inning, but otherwise, he was able to keep out of major trouble.
This start out the way, Rodriguez will now bring a 3.45 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 20/7 K/BB ratio (15 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Blue Jays in his next scheduled outing.
Blue Jays' Sanchez coming off yet another quality start
Aaron Sanchez allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday. Sanchez lacked his best stuff -- he struck out just two while also walking two -- but did his best to keep the Jays in the contest despite it. It was his third consecutive quality start, despite dropping to 1-2 on the year.
The right-hander will try to improve on that record next Wednesday, carrying a 3.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into a matchup with the MLB-best Red Sox
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won four of Rodriguez's last five starts but are just 2-6 in his last eight road outings.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in Sanchez's last five starts and are 1-4 in his last five outings when facing the rest of the American League East.
Rodriguez is a flyball pitcher, which is somewhat concerning given the fact that he'll be pitching in Toronto tonight. That said, he also owns a high strikeout rate and is coming off a nice start versus a potent Angels' lineup. Meanwhile, I think Sanchez is due to get rocked. His strikeout rate, walk rate and SIERA don't support his ERA. Boston brings a nasty offense to the table in a hitter-friendly ballpark and the Red Sox will have one of the better starts on the hill. I'll lay the -140 on the money line to take the BoSox.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -140