Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Boston Red Sox lost two out of three games in their last series at Fenway Park over the weekend. Will Boston have more success beginning today when they stay at home to open a series with the Toronto Blue Jays?
Monday, May 28, 2018
Fenway Park at 1:05PM ET
TV: NESN (BOS)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -180 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +170 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Monday morning, 80 percent of public bets are being placed on host Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blue Jays take finale at Phillies
Toronto was victorious by a score of 5-3 Sunday afternoon as it wrapped up a series at the Phillies. J.A. Happ threw 6 2/3 effective innings for the win, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Ryan Tepera picked up his second save. Devon Travis was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs to help pace the offense. Curtis Granderson was 2-for-5 and hit a ninth inning solo home run for an insurance tally. Dwight Smith Jr. was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs.
Betts doubtful to play
Boston star outfielder Mookie Betts was scratched from Sunday's lineup with an upper body injury and he is doubtful to play again today. In his absence, the Red Sox lost the series finale 7-1 at home to the Braves. Mitch Moreland accounted for the lone run on an RBI triple, which cut the deficit to 6-1 in the sixth. Andrew Benintendi was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and the lone run. Rafael Devers also had a double. Chris Sale gave up six earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 0-8 in their last eight games following a win. Toronto is 4-10 in its last 14 games overall.
The Red Sox are 36-16 in their last 52 games overall. The under is 7-2 in the last seven Price starts at home.
Price has been shaky at times this season, but this matchup isn't where we should take advantage. Toronto traveled to get here and play a day game, whereas Boston remained at home and will be the less tired team. Even with Betts out, the Red Sox should provide enough offense here to support Price.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -180