Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Tuesday Prediction
American League East rivals will start a new series in Toronto on Tuesday night when the Blue Jays host the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. ET. With David Price set to face his former team, are the Red Sox a safe play on the runline?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 70% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-8 loss to the Yankees. Martinez connected for a solo home run off Stephen Tarpley as part of a four-run first inning by the Red Sox. They would hold onto the lead through six innings before their bullpen set about lighting everything on fire in what devolved into a nine-run seventh inning by the Yankees. For the campaign as a whole, Martinez is slashing .298/.374/.549 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI over the course of 295 at-bats. He has gone yard in two of his last three games, with five extra-base hits picked up in that small space.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored on Monday against the Royals. Gurriel's run continues. This is the fourth three-hit game in his last 10 appearances, and the 25-year-old has upped his average from .280 to .318 in large part because of it. One of the hits was a double -- the 13th of the year for the right-handed hitter -- and is OPS is up to 1.009. Regression is almost assuredly coming, but there's an awful lot to like about what we've seen from Gurriel in 2019.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have dropped five of their last seven games overall.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five home games.
The Red Sox are a perfect 5-0 in Price’s last five starts versus the Blue Jays, are 20-6 in their last 26 games at Rogers Centre and are 36-16 in their last 51 games versus Toronto overall. Boston has also won 30 of Price’s last 42 starts and are 14-3 in his last 17 outings when facing a team with a losing record.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-105)