BOSTON vs. TORONTO 5/21/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The BOSTON and the TORONTO will both be gunning for a victory on 5/21/2019 at 7:07 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

BOSTON vs TORONTO
GAME: Boston Red Sox (25-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (19-28)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 21 – 7:07 PM EST
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

ROT TEAM PS OU RL
917 BOSTON 8.5 (125)
(145)
9 (-110) -155
145
918 TORONTO

TV: 7:07 p.m. ET, NESN (Boston), Sportsnet One (Toronto)
LINE: 145
PREDICTION: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Oddsmakers currently have the TORONTO listed as 145 point favorites versus the BOSTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.5.

The Boston Red Sox’s recent offensive resurgence hit a bit of a lull over the weekend, but it returned in full force in the opener of a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox hope to carry over the momentum generated from their fourth double-digit offensive output in less than three weeks on Tuesday, when they play the second contest of the four-game set in Toronto.

Boston scored at least two runs in five different innings, received three-hit efforts from Mitch Moreland, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers and clubbed four home runs en route to a 12-2 rout of its American League East rival on Monday. The Red Sox, who were held to a total of eight runs while dropping two of three to Houston in their previous series, improved to 12-5 while outscoring their opponents 116-57 this month. The Blue Jays own the worst team batting average in the major leagues (.217) and did not help themselves in that regard with their performance in the series opener, finishing with only three hits in 31 at-bats. Luke Maile’s two-run blast accounted for all of the offense for Toronto, which has dropped 14 of 19 since beginning the season 14-14.

Tony’s Pick TEAM
BOSTON -155

PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox LH Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.89 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (1-6, 2.95)

Rodriguez registered a season-high 10 strikeouts and remained unbeaten since April 4 following Wednesday’s effort against Colorado despite allowing five runs and nine hits in six innings. The outing was a bit of an uncharacteristic one of late for the 26-year-old, who is 4-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his last seven turns and has watched his offense score at least six runs in each outing. Rodriguez hasn’t surrendered a homer in a career-best five straight starts and owns a 4.34 ERA in 12 career appearances (11 starts) versus Toronto.

Stroman’s winless streak reached five games despite a solid performance in Chicago on Thursday, settling for a no-decision after yielding two runs – one earned – over six innings against the White Sox. The Duke product was able to rediscover the form he flashed in April (1.76 ERA) after struggling in his first three turns this month and has permitted fewer than two earned runs in half of his 10 outings. Bogaerts (11-for-31, two homers) and Moreland (5-for-13) have tormented Stroman, who is 4-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 12 career starts versus Boston.

WALK-OFFS

1. Boston has won each of the last 16 games in which it scored at least five runs after opening the season 4-5 in such contests.

2. Four of Maile’s 10 career home runs have come against the Red Sox, who selected him in the 43rd round of the 2009 draft.

3. Boston OF Jackie Bradley Jr. belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning on Monday, ending his regular-season drought of 152 at-bats dating back to last season.

PREDICTION: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

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