Last Updated Jun 27, 2022, 6:55 PM
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis
The Boston Red Sox visit the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday, June 27, 2022 for the first of a three-game series.
The Red Sox are placed second in the American League East with a record of 42-31 overall and 22-15 on the road, which trails the division leading New York Yankees by 11 games. Toronto falls fourth in the American League East standings with a record of 40-32 overall and 21-14 at home, which puts them 12.5 games back for the division lead.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Prediction
The Boston Red Sox enter this matchup second in the AL East standings, 11 games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Red Sox swept the Cleveland Guardians in their most recent three-game series and have won eight of their last 10 games. Boston was great on both sides of the ball against Cleveland, scoring 18 runs throughout the series while giving up eight. This has been a common trend for the Red Sox as they are averaging 5.1 runs while allowing opponents four runs per game over their last 10. Boston is expected to start right-handed pitcher Connor Seabold Monday. Seabold was recently called up from Triple A-Worcester and will be making his first big league appearance.
Toronto is currently fourth in the AL East Standings 12 and a half games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Blue Jays most recently went 1-2 SU in a series with the Milwaukee Brewers and have lost seven of their last 10 games. Toronto’s bullpen struggled against the Brewers, giving up 19 runs throughout the series, 10 of them coming in Sunday’s loss. The offense struggled a bit as well with 16 runs scored, but nine of those coming in game one. The Blue Jays will send the right-hander Kevin Gausman to the mound Monday. Gausman has gone 5-6 SU with an ERA of 3.19 this season.
While I’m not crazy about backing a pitcher making his debut, I like the value in the Red Sox moneyline in game one with how well they have been playing. Boston has won 19 of their last 25 games and the offense has played a big role in their success. Meanwhile, Toronto has struggled over their last 10 and may have a tough time against this hot Red Sox offense. Backing Boston moneyline in game-one.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4
Best Bet: Red Sox ML
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Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Resources
- Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
- Matchup: AL East
- Venue: Rogers Centre
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Time-TV: 7:07 p.m. ET – MLBN
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Current Form
In the second contest against the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox were in their best form in the last six games, keeping the Cleveland Guardians at only two runs.
The third of three matches on Sunday marked an eight-run effort by Boston against the Cleveland Guardians, which was their best performance this week. Their worst game was on Sunday, when the Toronto Blue Jays only scored three runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the third contest of a three-game series.
Their worst performance in the last six games was allowing 10 runs on Sunday, in the third match of the series played against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Pitching Matchup
Having a look at team stats, we find the defense at sixth position in the majors with 3.56 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. The offense is getting 4.8 runs per game and 2.96 Ks per walks.
Toronto: Kevin Gausman (5-6, 3.19 ERA)
Toronto ace Kevin Gausman toes the rubber for his 14th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 5-6 mark and 3.19 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.28 WHIP to go along with 87 strikeouts and 13 walks in 79 innings of work. Gausman is 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes four walks, 38 strikeouts, and a 1.50 WHIP over 34 innings of action.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Series History
Boston had a very solid 2021 season in its head-to-head encounters, going 10-9 overall. Toronto has captured five of seven meetings with Boston this season.