Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Money Line Pick
- Updated: July 23, 2014
Time: 7:07 PM EST Wednesday July 23, 2014
Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Boston Red Sox in an American League East match up.
In their last games: In Game 2 of this 4-game series the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-3.
In yesterday’s game Toronto starter J.A. Happ pitched 6 scoreless innings and the Blue Jays went on to win 7-3.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Red Sox are 41-18 in Clay Buchholzs’ last 59 road starts.
The Blue Jays are 1-6 in R.A. Dickey’s last 7 starts.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.
The Red Sox are 9-0 in Buchholz’s last 9 road starts against the Blue Jays.
Pitching Match Up
Boston Red Sox: Clay Buchholz (5-5, 5.46 ERA)
Toronto Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey (7-10, 3.95 ERA)
Money Line: Red Sox -103 / Blue Jays -107
Run Line: Toronto -1.5 +175
Total Line: 8.5 Under -115
Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
Boston Red Sox: 47-53 SU / O/U 41-56 / Run Line W/L 41-59
Toronto Blue Jays: 52-49 SU / O/U 48-50 / Run Line W/L 56-45
Key Betting Trends
• BOS is 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
• BOS is 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• BOS has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• TOR is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
• TOR is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite.
• TOR has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.
Key Player Injuries
Ryan Lavarnway Strained left wrist on 60-day DL(5/30)
Will Middlebrooks Fractured right index finger on 15-day DL(5/17)
Edwin Encarnacion Strained right quadriceps on 15-day DL(7/6)
Cole Gillespie Strained oblique on 15-day DL(7/7)
Maicer Izturis Left knee surgery – out 4-6 months on 60-day DL(4/14)
Brett Lawrie Fractured right index finger on 15-day DL(6/23)
Adam Lind Fractured right foot – out 6-8 weeks on 15-day DL(7/8)
Brandon Morrow Torn tendon sheath, right hand on 60-day DL(5/3)
Nolan Reimold Left calf strain on 15-day DL(7/12)
Money Line Pick:
The Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz pitched a shutout before the break going 9 innings of 3 hit ball with 12 K’s on the road against Houston. Buchholz wasn’t able to duplicate that performance in his last start giving up 10 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 frames. The Red Sox have won their last 9 at the Rogers Centre when Buchholz has taken the hill. Boston have won 8 of their last 10 and scored 60 runs over that 10 game stretch. Toronto starter R.A Dickey is 1-6 in his last 7 starts.
Take the Boston Red Sox -103.