Boston vs. Toronto Pro Baseball Lines Prediction

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Friday,April 8, 2016 10:56, EST in

The Boston Red Sox will go north of the border and take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in a MLB betting battle of American League East teams. The Boston Red Sox split their first two games of the season against the Indians. After winning their season opening game, they fell 7-6 to the Indians on Wednesday. For the Toronto Blue Jays, after taking Thursday off, they come into the series with a 2-2 record. After winning the first two games over Tampa Bay; the dropped Tuesday and Wednesday’s games. It’ll be Rick Porcello for the Red Sox, against Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays.

How To Bet on the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:07 PM ET
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: SNET, MLBN
Radio: Red Sox and Blue Jays
Stream Option: SNET
Pitching Matchup: Boston: Rick Porcello vs. Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are projected to be the best offensive team in all of Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays scored 10 runs in the first two games, but just 5 in the next two. The Blue Jays offense features Jose Bautista, who hit .333 during the opening series, along with Josh Donaldson, who hit .250 with 2 homeruns and 4 runs batted in. Marcus Stroman went 8 innings, and allowed 3 runs, while striking out 5 in the opening game on Sunday. He will get his second start of the season.

Why Bet on the Red Sox

For Boston, they got off to a slow start on Wednesday against the Indians, only to come back and take the lead. Later, Boston allowed Cleveland to score one more run and win 7-6. The Red Sox have seen their big first basemen/designated hitter David Ortiz blast two homeruns in the first two games of the season. The starting pitcher for the Red Sox in their fourth game of the season will be Rick Porcello. Porcello went 9-15 a season ago, and is 85-78 in his career. This is his 8th season in Major League Baseball.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Red Sox and Blue Jays are both teams that could win the American League East. The problem is – four or five teams could win the American League East. The Blue Jays have a great offense, while Boston is one of those teams that can certainly hit well at times as well. Look for Marcus Stroman to be the big advantage at home in this game. Toronto scores a bunch of runs in this game, and finds a way to win. Take the Toronto Blue Jays -122 over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Our final score prediction: Blue Jays 4 and Red Sox 2.