Blue Jays vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction
American League East rivals open a new series on Friday night when the Red Sox host the Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Ross Stripling set to oppose Garrett Richards in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet on the board?
919 Toronto Blue Jays (+110) at 920 Boston Red Sox (-130); o/u 9.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, June 11, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Toronto Blue Jays DFS Spin
Marcus Semien hit an RBI single on Thursday in the Blue Jays' loss to the White Sox. Semien sliced an RBI single into shallow center field off lefty Dallas Keuchel in the fifth inning to get the Blue Jays on the scoreboard. The 30-year-old second baseman has put together a solid campaign as Toronto's primary top-of-the-order table-setter, hitting .289/.357/.512 with 40 runs scored, 13 homers, 33 RBI and eight stolen bases across 269 plate appearances.
Boston Red Sox DFS Spin
J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI on Thursday in the Red Sox' win over the Astros. Martinez snapped a 13-game homerless drought by scorching a 411-foot shot to center field -- his 13th round-tripper of the season -- off righty Zack Greinke in the third inning. He also picked up an RBI on a game-tying sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. The 33-year-old slugger has put together a strong rebound campaign, hitting .312/.377/.561 with 43 runs scored, 13 homers and 41 RBI across 247 plate appearances.
Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Betting Prediction
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Boston, is 4-0-1 in the Blue Jays’ last five games overall and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 9-4-1 in the Red Sox’ last 14 home games, is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games as a favorite and is 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BLUE JAYS/RED SOX UNDER 9.5