Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 23 (7/23): MLB
- Jul 22, 2022, 11:25:37 PM
Credit: photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||4:10 p.m. EST|
|Blue Jays money line||-135|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (+130)|
|Red Sox money line||+113|
|Red Sox run line||+1.5 (-150)|
|Over / under||9|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Boston Red Sox|
|Home / road record||21-24||23-21|
|Last 10 record||6-4||2-8|
|Over / under record||51-41-1||42-43-9|
|Runs / game||4.60||4.62|
|Runs allowed / game||4.34||4.44|
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 2nd game of the series at the Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays destroyed the Red Sox in the first game of the series outscoring them 28-5. Tapia hit an inside-the-park grand slam after a misplay by Boston center fielder Jarren Duran and the Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 51-43 record and have won 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.70 runs per game and they're batting for .262 AVG, have 428 runs scored in 830 hits and 119 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Boston Red Sox. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .268 ERA, 57 RBI and 20 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .317 AVG.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.34 runs per game and rank #18 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.28 ERA and 103 strikeouts recording 10 wins for the Jays.
Probable Pitcher: Alek Manoah (10-4, 2.28 ERA)
Manoah will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Toronto. Manoah took the win against the Royals 8-1 on Friday, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out six batters without walking one. He has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 1.80 and 22 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Red Sox in his career.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox get here with a 48-46 record and have lost 7 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 4.60 runs per game. They're batting for .256 AVG, 430 runs scored in 823 hits and 91 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league, behind the Boston Red Sox. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 22 home runs and 55 RBI, batting for .324 AVG while Trevor Story leads in RBI's with 58.
Defensively they are allowing 4.44 runs per game and rank #20 in the league. Nick Pivetta leads the team with 8 wins recorded with a 4.50 ERA and 104 strikeouts.
Probable Pitcher: Kutter Crawford (2-2, 4.50 ERA)
Crawford will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Red Sox. On Thursday against Tampa Bay, Crawford pitched six and a half innings, giving up three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out six batters. He did not factor in the decision.
Toronto Blue Jays are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Boston.
Toronto Blue Jays are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 12 games against an opponent in the American League.
The Blue Jays outscored the Red Sox in the first game of the series and are now 8-3 against them this season. They'll send Alek Manoah to start this game who has dominated the Red Sox in his career holding a 1.80 ERA against them. The Red Sox continue to struggle against the Blue Jays and won't have many chances for this game against Manoah. Kutter Crawford will take the mound who has only 4 starts this season and has been up and down. Expect another easy win from the Blue Jays.
PICK: Blue Jays ML (-135)
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