Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Boston Red Sox have hammered out a pair of 8-3 home wins over the Toronto Blue Jays the past two days. Can Boston finish off the sweep today as a big favorite?
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Fenway Park at 1:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -177 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +167 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Sox score in all but two innings
Boston put two runs on the board in the first inning and another in the second Tuesday night, while they proceeded to score in every inning but the third and fifth the rest of the way en route to the 8-3 win. Sandy Leon helped pace the offense by going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Xander Bogaerts was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs. J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Rick Porcello picked up the win on the mound as he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Mookie Betts missed his third straight game with side tightness and is probable to play today.
Smoak homers in loss
Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak hit a solo home run in the defeat, which pulled his squad within 3-1 in the fourth inning. It was his eighth long ball of the season. Kendrys Morales was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Devon Travis finished 2-for-4. Marco Estrada suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and no walks in 3 2/3 innings. Josh Donaldson missed the game with a calf injury and is questionable for today's game.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 3-10 in their last 13 Wednesday games. Toronto is 4-12 in its last 16 games.
The Red Sox are 14-3 in their last 17 Wednesday games. Boston is 9-1 in the last 10 starts by Rodriguez.
Gaviglio should be overmatched here, especially if Betts is back in the lineup. Rodriguez has been dominant at times and shouldn't have too many issues with the Toronto lineup. I just don't see the Blue Jays avoiding a sweep here against a Boston team that is 19-8 at Fenway Park this season.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -177