Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Tuesday Prediction
Following their four-game sweep of the hated Yankees over the weekend, the Red Sox will open a new series in Toronto starting on Tuesday night. Will the host Blue Jays pull off a small upset in Game 1 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
913 Boston Red Sox (-125) at 914 Toronto Blue Jays (+105); 9.5 runs
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
TV: BOS (NESN); TOR (SNET)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 75% 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.
Red Sox' Pomeranz wild over five innings vs. Phillies
Drew Pomeranz walked four batters but managed to hold the Phillies to just two runs over five innings Tuesday in a loss. The left-hander hit a pair of batters in addition to the four free passes, so it wasn’t a pretty outing but was an improvement over his first start off the disabled list. Pomeranz’s rotation spot would seem to be on thin ice, although Chris Sale’s shoulder injury could give him a reprieve. The southpaw is lined up to face the Yankees this weekend.
Blue Jays' Stroman knocked around vs. A's
Marcus Stroman was roughed up for seven runs across five-plus innings of work Wednesday in Oakland. Stroman walked just one batter and struck out six, but he yielded a season-high 11 hits. The right-hander had entered this start on a nice little roll, but obviously he took a step backward against the red-hot A's. Things aren't going to get easier, as he's slated to face the Red Sox at Rogers Centre in his next outing.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won 37 of their last 55 games on the road.
The Blue Jays are 8-3 in their last 11 contests during Game 1 of a series.
The Red Sox are hot and are coming off that dramatic win against the Yankees on Sunday night but I like the Blue Jays in this spot tonight. The Red Sox are just 1-4 in Pomeranz's last five starts, are 1-5 in his last six outings against the rest of the American League East, and are 1-4 in his last five starts when he pitches Game 1 of a series. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, are 5-0 in their last five games coming off an off day and are 4-0 in Stroman's last four outings coming off five days of rest.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +105