The Boston Red Sox will be looking to continue their winning streak with Joe Kelly on the mound when they host the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
The BoSox have won their past seven contests when Kelly starts with the righthander allowing a mere 13 earned runs through those starts. Kelly has been especially strong in his past six starts, with a 6-0 record and a 1.89 ERA.
However, the Jays have roughed up Kelly this season, like most pitchers. The owners of the top offense in baseball have seen Kelly on the mound three times this season with the pitcher posting an 0-1 record and a 7.64 ERA.
That is the highest ERA Kelly has posted against any team he has faced multiple times this season. All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has had the most success against Kelly this season, going 6-for-11 with two walks and four runs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Boston Red Sox were listed as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 7.9-6.7 victory for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 65-73 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 79-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Toronto injuries news.
This game puts the Boston Red Sox, most recently No. 9 in Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Toronto Blue Jays, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball’s No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.25 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 8.99 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Boston 5-1 in extra innings at Fenway Park.
- Toronto is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
- Toronto is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games on the road
- Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston’s last 25 games
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 18 of Boston’s last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at New York, Thursday, September 10th
Boston at Tampa Bay, Friday, September 11th