Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Saturday Pick
The Boston Red Sox had their winning streak snapped Friday night by the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. The American League East rivals will meet again for a Saturday matinee at 1:05 p.m. ET. What's the best play for bettors in today's matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:05 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: TOR (SNET); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -270 favorite. As of this writing, 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Blue Jays' Gaviglio to start Saturday versus Red Sox
Sam Gaviglio is expected to start Saturday against the Red Sox in place of Marco Estrada (glute). He'll be pitching on just two days' rest, but Gaviglio threw just 48 pitches Wednesday when he got lit up for six runs over 1 2/3 innings against the Braves. It should go without saying that fantasy owners should steer clear of him.
Red Sox' Rodriguez combines to shut out Rangers
Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 5 2/3 innings and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Rangers on Monday. Rodriguez ended June on a sour note, but he's up to 11 2/3 scoreless innings to begin July, bringing his ERA back down to 3.62. He's a good play against the Blue Jays in his final start before the break.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won four of Gaviglio's last five starts.
The Red Sox are a perfect 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss.
The over is a perfect 8-0 in the last eight meetings between these two teams at Fenway and 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 5-0 in Gaviglio's last five road starts and 4-1 in the Blue Jays' last five road games. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Red Sox' last four divisional games and is 6-2 in their last eight games overall.
The Pick: Blue Jays/Red Sox over 10