MLB Lines Prediction on Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
With the exciting MLB lines battle going on between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees in the AL East, it’s easy to forget that there ae 3 other teams in that division who could have an impact on how it all plays out. The Boston Red Sox will get their chance to play the role of spoiler on Friday when they head north to play the Blue Jays.
An In Depth Report on MLB Lines Prediction on Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays & Game Info
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Venue: Rogers Centre
Opening Line: Toronto -175
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 17, 2015
The Blue Jays (83-62) now have a 3-game lead atop the division, but it’s probably fair to say that they will be unhappy with how this week has begun. They came into the week on a real high after taking 3 of 4 from the Yankees, but they laid a bit of an egg in Atlanta on Tuesday night, going down 3-2 to a pretty awful Braves team. They did bounce back with a solid 9-1 win the following night, but they will want to close out that series with a win in order to keep the Yankees at arm’s length as they head into this tricky series. The jays will certainly not be taking Boston lightly, as they lost 2 of 4 games to them at the start of this month. Those losses did come on the road, though, and you would expect Toronto to put in a more solid performance at the Rogers center, where they have become almost invincible. Marcus Stroman (1-0, 5.40 ERA) will be making just his second start after coming back from a long spell on the DL.
While there is obviously still a ton of work to be done in the offseason, you have to give the Boston Red Sox (69-76) some credit for not rolling over and playing dead in the final few weeks of the season. Boston actually has a real chance of finishing third in the division, which seemed like a totally remote possibility just a couple of weeks ago. Since the shake-up in the front office, Boston has been playing the sort of ball that might actually have kept them in the playoff picture if they had done it all year. It’s all a little too late, though, but you do get the sense that the guys who want to be part of this team next season are out to show their worth down the stretch. Rick Porcello (8-12, 5.06 ERA) will try to make it 3 straight wins with this start.
Key Online Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston’s last 15 games on the road
Toronto is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
This is certainly not going to be an easy series for the Toronto Blue Jays, but their form and the fact that they are at home swings things very much in their favor. I have to go with the Jays in this one.