Boston at Toronto MLB Lines Preview & Game Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 29, 2017 in

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will get together on Friday for the first of a three game weekend series. The Boston Red Sox have moved to first place in the division, as they passed the Yankees on Tuesday night. The Red Sox started Wednesday’s play with a 43-34 record, a game ahead of New York.

The Toronto Blue Jays started Wednesday with a 36-40 record. The Blue Jays are 6.5 games back in the division, and 2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for fourth place in the division. Toronto comes into this game on Friday as the favorite. The Toronto Blue Jays are -128 in the MLB lines over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Boston at Toronto MLB Lines Preview & Game Info

When: Friday June 30, 2017; 6:07pm CT
Where: Rogers Centre; Toronto, ON
TV: NESN (Boston) / TVA Sports (Toronto)
Radio: WCEC 1490 AM (Boston) / SN590 (Toronto)
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MLB Lines: Toronto Blue Jays -128

Why Bet on Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox were the team many predicted to run away with the American League East. Now, Boston has finally caught up to the Yankees, and we will see what they do with the divisional lead. The Red Sox are led offensively by a cast of characters. Mitch Moreland is leading with 12 homeruns and 41 runs batted in, while Xander Bogaerts leads with a .318 batting average.

The Red Sox have the 6th best earned run average in the game. The starters have recorded 43 quality starts, which is tied for the 2nd most in all of baseball. The Red Sox are seeing opponents hit .256 against them this season. Offensively, the Red Sox rank 6th with a .266 batting average.

The Red Sox are underdogs in the MLB lines for Friday.

Why Bet on Toronto Blue Jays?

It has not quite been the season Toronto fans were hoping for, in an effort to get back to the American League Championship Series for the third straight season. The Blue Jays have been outscored this season by 24 runs heading into Wednesday’s game. Toronto has just 325 runs scored, which ranked 26th in the league.

Justin Smoak is having a career season for the Blue Jays. Smoak leads the team with a .302 batting average, along with 20 homeruns and 48 runs batted in. The Blue Jays as a team are hitting .247. The starting pitching for the Blue Jays has 32 quality starts, which is 18th in all of baseball.

Expert Pick & Prediction

The starting pitching matchup for Friday night features Doug Fister for the Boston Red Sox and Marco Estrada for the Toronto Blue Jays. The 33 year old Fister is 6’8, 210 and been in Major League Baseball since 2009. This season, Fister is 0-1 and has thrown just 6 innings for Boston, while striking out 6.

On the other side, Marco Estrada is 4-6 on the season. Also, 33 years old from Mexico, he has struck out 102 batters in 92 innings. Estrada was born in Mexico and went to college at Long Beach State. The Toronto Blue Jays are -128 over the Boston Red Sox in this game on Friday night.