Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday July 2nd, 2015. At 7:07 PM EST.
The (36-44) Boston Red Sox of the American League East Division will stay “NORTH OF THE BORDER”. For the last of the four-game series. Boston will take on the (42-38) Toronto Blue Jays also of the AL East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Red Sox are fading fast. The good new is there is the second-half of the season. Toronto has enough talent to compete for a playoff spot in 2015. The opening betting line has Toronto as a -140 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is nine, and a half runs for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox have won four of five. The Red Sox are last in the AL East, six and a half games out of first-place. Boston is 19-24 on the road this season.
*Dustin Pedroia leads the charge at the plate with a .306 batting average, a .367 on base percentage with eighty-six hits.
*Left Fielder Hanley Ramirez has a team-high fifteen homers and thirty-eight hits.
*The Red Sox offense has a .395 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Clay Buchholz leads the Boston rotation with a 3.48 ERA and seventy-six strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Koji Uehara has a staff best eighteen saves.
*Red Sox pitching has served up seventy-five home runs to opponents.
*Boston will begin an eight-game homestand on July 3rd.
*Notable injuries: Pedroia and a host of Red Sox are on the disabled list with various injuries.
*The betting odds under the total are 15-5-1 Boston last twenty-one on astroturf.
*The Red Sox are only 4-6 the last ten between the teams.
*The Boston Red Sox are 6-4 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five.
*The Boston Red Sox will have left-hander Wade Miley, who is (7-7) with a 4.38 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game four of the series. The Southeastern Louisiana alumni pitched 6.1 innings, giving up five hits and two runs his last start on June 27th, a 4-1 road loss to Tampa Bay.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Boston Red Sox at +700 to win the 2015 MLB American League East Title.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays have dropped two of three. Toronto is fourth in the Division, a half game from the top spot. Toronto is 26-17 at home this season.
*Third Baseman Josh Donaldson leads the Blue Jay offense with a .302 batting average, nineteen homers and has ninety-five hits.
*Right Fielder Jose Bautista has a team-high fifty-three RBI’S and a .385 on base percentage.
*The Toronto batting lineup have hit ninety-nine homers.
*Starting Pitcher, Mark Buehrle has nine wins and a 3.64 earned run average.
*Relief Pitcher Brett Cecil has five saves.
*Notable injuries: Second Baseman Maicer Izturis is out for the season, three pitchers are on the disabled list.
*Toronto will hit the road for ten games on Friday July, 3rd.
*The blueJays are 15-6 their last twenty-one MLB games at home.
*Toronto is 12-5 their last seventeen as a betting odds favorite.
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five and has a push.
*The Left Handed Matt Boyd, who is (0-1) with a 5.40 earned run average, will be on the hill. The 6’3″ 215 pound Mercer Island, Washington native went 6.2 innings, giving up nine hits and four runs his last start. A 4-0 home loss to Texas on June 27th.
*The Toronto Blue Jays are +300 to win the 2015 MLB AL East Division.
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