Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction and Odds
The Boston Red Sox is set to host Toronto Blue Jays in an American League East clash in the middle of the week. The Red Sox have had a rollercoaster ride so far with a 5-5 win-loss record whereas the Blue Jays have been on a roll, looking to continue their dominance here. The game is scheduled in Fenway Park tonight.
The Boston-based side has had a mediocre record both at home and on the road whereas the Blue Jays scored a much-needed victory against Athletics. Even though the money is on Red Sox, the Blue Jays are bound to put up a strong fight here on Tuesday night.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction
|Boston Red Sox||Toronto Blue Jays||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.65||Odds: 1.95||Red Sox|
|OddsShark||Line: -135||Line: +125||Red Sox|
Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
After a breakthrough end to their 2021 campaign with a 2nd place in the division, the Red Sox needs to do a far better job this time around to make it to the play-off games. Despite starting off on the wrong foot with a defeat against the Yankees, they did a mockery of the Tigers and Twins in the fixtures that followed.
In the last 5 outings, they have dispatched Twins on two occasions and are likely to go one more with a win against Blue Jays here. They are currently sitting in the 2nd spot in AL East and are having a balanced home record so far.
On the other hand, the Toronto Blue Jays had a dismal season in 2021 without a place in the postseason. This not only lifted their spirits but also projected them to be one of the dark horses this time around. They were off with consecutive triumphs against the Rangers and were with 4 victories in six games when they faced the Yankees.
From then on, things started to get better for the underdogs as they hammered Athletics and Yankees to dominate the proceedings. With one defeat and a win in the last game, the Blue Jays are looking to cement their top spot in the AL East group.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head
Games: 683: Red Sox: 379 Blue Jays: 304
Previous meeting: Blue Jays won 9-8 on 8th April 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
In terms of pitching, Rich Hill was the star of the show for the side with 6 Hits and 2 Bases on Balls against the Minnesota Twins.
Alex Verdugo who is the left-field has 11 Hits, 3 strikeouts, and a batting average of 0.667 so far. His exploit with the bat was a treat to the eyes.
Enrique Hernandez has topped the charts with a slugging percentage of 0.430 and 11 strikeouts in 10 appearances. To his credit, he also accounts for 4 extra-base hits so far.
Christian Vasquez has also been quite effective as the Center in the side who came up with 2 Runs, 2 Hits, and 2 RBIs in his last outing.
As far as Toronto Blue Jays are concerned, Alek Manoah did his job magnificently with 4 Hits, 2 Walk Per plate appearances,s and 6 strikeouts against Athletics.
Matt Chapman who usually plays in the 3rd base has 2 runs and 7 hits so far besides an on-base percentage of 0.330.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came up with 2 Hits, 2 Runs, and 1 RBI in his previous appearance. He was accompanied by Zack Collins who amassed 1 run and 1 Hit as the designated hitter. More importantly, he has a batting average of 0.375 and a slugging percentage of 0.348.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays MLB Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to carry their good form here while the Boston Red Sox need a major thrust to displace the table toppers. According to OddsShark, Red Sox has a line of -135 whereas the visiting side has a line of +125 in this thriller.
On the other hand, the hosts are tipped to grab their 6th win with the best odds of 8/11 whereas the Blue Jays have odds of 5/4 to continue at the top based on Oddschecker predictions.
Another platform Smarkets has also stated that the hosts are the frontrunners with their opponents requiring a massive effort on Tuesday night.