Red Sox vs. Blue Jays MLB Prediction
After their game last night was postponed due to rain, the Blue Jays and Red Sox will try again on Wednesday night at 7:07 p.m. ET to get in the second game of their series. With Robbie Ray now slated to start for the Jays, are they a safe play as a large home favorite?
981 Boston Red Sox (+168) at 982 Toronto Blue Jays (-185); o/u 10.5
7:07 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY
Boston Red Sox DFS SPIN
Kiké Hernandez homered twice, doubled and walked Monday as the Red Sox crushed the Blue Jays 13-4. Two homers, three runs scored and three RBI are all new season highs for Hernandez, who came into the night in a 1-for-17 slump. He hasn't been a very effective leadoff man for the Red Sox, but he has done well in the power department, especially lately. He has 13 homers, seven of which have come in his last 24 games.
Toronto Blue Jays DFS Spin
Nate Pearson is dealing with a sports hernia, but he's slated to get back on a mound next week. Pearson has seen multiple doctors about a lingering right groin issue, but the Blue Jays are relieved to finally have some clarity on the situation. He'll pitch as a reliever for the remainder of the season and could be an option for the major league club sooner rather than later. His fantasy upside will be limited in such a role, but the Blue Jays hope he can return to the rotation next year.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Betting Prediction
The over is 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams when the Blue Jays are the home team and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 8-3-1 in the Red Sox’ last 12 games when they’re a road underdog and is 7-0 in Toronto’s last seven games when facing a right-hander. The over is also 5-2 in the Blue Jays’ last seven games when favored and is 5-0 in their last five home games when they face a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/BLUE JAYS OVER 10.5