Blue Jays vs Red Sox Odds, Picks & Predictions (Aug 23)

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Odds, Picks & Predictions (Aug 23)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling winding up

Jul 24, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays are -135 road favorites over the Red Sox on Tuesday night
Ross Stripling (5-3, 2.93) will start for Toronto against Josh Winckowski (5-6, 5.19)
A look at the Blue Jays vs Red Sox odds can be found below with a pick

Two American League East rivals begin a three-game series when the Toronto Blue Jays visit the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday at Fenway Park.

The Blue Jays (65-55, 29-30 road) lost 4-2 to the Yankees on Sunday in New York and had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Red Sox (60-62, 29-30 home) have lost three of their last four games, including falling to the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Sunday night in the Little League Classic in Williamsport, PA.

Both teams were off Monday.

The Blue Jays hold the second AL wild card and are in third place in the AL East, 7.5 games behind the division-leading New York Yankees. The Red Sox are six games out of the third AL wild card.

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Toronto Blue Jays
-135
-1.5 (+115)
Over 10 (-115)
Boston Red Sox
+115
+1.5 (-135)
Over 10 (-105)

Odds as of August 22nd at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The Blue Jays are -135 favorites, giving them a 57.45% implied win probability. Toronto has +1300 World Series odds, and the Red Sox are listed at +20000.

There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms as the weather forecast calls for a first pitch temperature of 75 degrees, a low of 68, partly cloudy with light and variable wind.

 

 

Toronto vs Boston Probable Pitchers

Ross Stripling (5-3, 2.93) is scheduled to pitch for Toronto against rookie Josh Winckowski (5-6, 5.19). Stripling will be working on five days of rest and Winckowski on four.

Stripling vs Winckowski

5-3
Record
5-6
2.93
ERA
5.19
3.56
xERA
4.73
1.03
WHIP
1.50
4.93
SO/W
1.71

Stripling came off the injured list last Wednesday and took a perfect game into the seventh inning while beating the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto. He had been out 16 days with a strained right hip but allowed only one hit over 6.1 scoreless innings to go with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Ross Stripling, Changeup (grip/release). pic.twitter.com/70k3T2z5j9

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 17, 2022

In nine career starts against the Red Sox, Stripling has a 2-3 record and 5.92 ERA. He is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA in four games at Fenway Park.

Stripling is 3-1 with a 3.32 ERA on the road in 10 games (seven starts) this season. He also has a 3-1 mark at night with a 2.47 ERA in 15 games (nine starts). The Blue Jays are 10-6 when Stripling starts.

After winning his previous two seasons, Winckowski took the loss against the Pirates last Thursday in Pittsburgh. He got tagged for six runs and seven hits in five innings with two strikeouts and one walk.

This will be Winckowski’s first appearance against the Blue Jays, whom he signed with in 2016 after being selected in the 15th round of the draft.

Josh Winckowski, Elevated 95mph 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ezxLejS5hC

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 16, 2022

Winckowski is 3-3 with a 5.94 ERA in seven starts at home this season. He has a 4-6 record at night and 5.34 ERA in 11 starts. The Red Sox are 6-6 when he toes the slab.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Red Sox Batters
Batting Average vs Ross Stripling
Jarren Duran
.667
Kevin Plawecki
.500
Xander Bogaerts
.462
Kike Hernandez
.444
Alex Verdugo
.286
Rafael Devers
.214
Bobby Dalbec
.200
Rob Refsnyder
.167
J.D. Martinez
.143
Eric Hosmer
.063
Tommy Pham
.000
Christian Arroyo
.000
Reese McGuire
.000

The Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts is 6 for 13 (.462) with a double and homer off Stripling but Eric Hosmer has gone 1 for 16 (.063).

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Blue Jays vs Red Sox Betting Trends

Whit Merrifield hit a home run that bounced twice on top of the fence before going over but it wasn’t enough to keep the Blue Jays from losing to the Yankees on Sunday.

No WHITty caption…

Just @WhitMerrifield’s FIRST #BlueJays homer! pic.twitter.com/RqAcNlcdO8

— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 21, 2022

Bo Bichette, whose are AL MVP odds are +50000, had two of the Blue Jays’ five hits.

Bogaerts hit a home run, but the Red Sox fell to the Orioles in Williamsport on Sunday night.

The Blue Jays lead the season series 10-3 and have gone 5-1 in Boston. Teoscar Hernandez has led Toronto by going 10 for 21 (.476) with three doubles and a home run while Bogaerts is hitting .375 (18 for 48) with four doubles for the Red Sox.

Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox (10)
pic.twitter.com/MrbpXtlsw8

— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) August 22, 2022

The Red Sox hold a slight 15-14 edge over the Blue Jays over the last two seasons.

TOR vs BOS Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
7/24/22
Red Sox
Blue Jays
TOR, 8-4
7/23/22
Red Sox
Blue Jays
TOR, 4-1
7/22/22
Red Sox
Blue Jays
TOR, 28-5
6/29/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
BOS, 6-5
6/28/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
TOR, 6-5
6/27/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
TOR, 7-2
4/28/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
TOR, 1-0
4/27/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
BOS, 7-1
4/26/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
TOR, 6-5
4/25/22
Blue Jays
Red Sox
TOR, 6-2

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Prediction

Stripling is quietly having an outstanding season while Winckowski has had the typical ups and downs of a rookie. Even as a road favorite, the Blue Jays are the way to go here.

Pick: Blue Jays ML (-135)

 

 

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