Blue Jays vs Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/30
- Jun 30, 2023, 8:15:25 AM
© Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - MLB Game Prediction
The Boston Red Sox will be facing off against the Toronto Blue Jays in an intriguing MLB matchup. The Red Sox have struggled to score runs lately, and James Paxton, the starting pitcher for the Red Sox, has a dominant history against the Blue Jays. To access more expert MLB picks and predictions, make sure to download the KingPin.pro iOS and Android app.
Team Review: Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox currently have a 40-42 overall record, with a 19-21 record on the road. In their recent games, they have had difficulty generating offense, resulting in a string of losses. With a team batting average of .258, the Red Sox have not been able to consistently produce runs. James Paxton will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox, boasting a 3-1 record and a 3.19 ERA. Paxton's dominant history against the Blue Jays makes him a formidable opponent.
Key Points for the Red Sox:
- Struggles in scoring runs recently.
- Low team batting average.
- James Paxton's dominant history against the Blue Jays.
Team Review: Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays have performed well at home, holding a 23-15 record. With an overall record of 45-37, the Blue Jays have displayed their offensive prowess, including a team batting average of .263. Jose Berrios will take the mound for the Blue Jays, bringing an 8-5 record and a 3.60 ERA. The Blue Jays' strong offense and Berrios' pitching performance will be crucial factors in this matchup.
Key Points for the Blue Jays:
- Strong offensive performance, particularly at home.
- Jose Berrios' pitching prowess.
The Red Sox have several players listed on the injury report, including Richard Bleier, Yu Chang, Tanner Houck, Joely Rodriguez, and Chris Sale. The Blue Jays have Yimi Garcia, Ricky Tiedemann, and Kevin Kiermaier listed as day-to-day on the injury report. These injuries could impact the depth and performance of both teams.
Given the Red Sox's struggles in scoring runs lately and James Paxton's dominant history against the Blue Jays, we predict that the total runs scored in this game will be under 9.5. The combination of a low-scoring Red Sox offense and Paxton's strong performance against the Blue Jays creates a favorable environment for a low-scoring game. To stay up to date with more MLB predictions and expert picks, make sure to download the KingPin.pro iOS and Android app.
Pick: Under 9.5 runs