MLB Betting Preview: Blue Jays vs Red Sox Game Odds, No Tea Party in Beantown

Jays Battling Yanks, Rays for AL East, Wild Card, Sox Cellar Dwellers

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Game Odds: The Toronto Blue Jays have not only owned the Red Sox overall but at Fenway Park, they try to build on six straight wins in game two of the series. With the win, The Jays have won seven of eight against teams with a losing record.

Boston, who is last in the MLB American League East, has lost 13 of 18 against their division rivals and 11 of 15 “game two” of a series. Let’s dive into our Blue Jays vs Red Sox game odds preview from a betting perspective.

Game Information

  • Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays (66-55) at Boston Red Sox (60-63)
  • Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Day/Time:
  • Television: NESN, SNET

Berrios Looks to Continue Mastery Over Red Sox

If the Toronto Blue Jays odds to win World Series are going to cash tickets for their backers, they must win the series against teams like the Red Sox who have been spiraling out of control since the middle of June. Boston’s betting odds (+150) in this one are a clear indication of how far the mighty have fallen. With their next eleven games against teams under,500, this is where Toronto has to solidify their wild card spot.

Right-hander Jose Berrios gets the ball for John Schneider’s teams. Berrios has allowed just three earned runs in 13 innings against the Red Sox in 2022. In his career, Berrios is just 1-5 but owns a respectable 3.86 era with 56 strikeouts in 53.2 innings.

Injuries Pile Up for Boston

The Red Sox season took another turn for the worse yesterday when it was announced that Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (right-shoulder inflammation) and first baseman Eric Hosmer (Lower-back inflammation) have been placed on the injury list.

Then during their 9-3 loss to Toronto, Tuesday, left fielder Tommy Pham and shortstop Xander Bogaerts suffered back spasms and were replaced. Expect the Boston Red Sox betting odds to be in the favor of their opponent on most nights, as they are in game two against Toronto.

Right-hander Brayan Bello (0-3, 8.47 ERA) was expected to get the start for Boston, but now we see some sites listing Rich Hill (5-5, 4.68) as the Boston Starter. Before placing a wager, make sure to verify starters but betting patterns would indicate that Hill is getting the ball.

The former Michigan Wolverine has won four of his last six decisions dating back to June 5th. The 42-year-old will likely be making his 4th start in August after missing the entire month of July after a start on the first. Overall Boston has won five of his last nine starts, but just one of his last four.

Public Betting Red Sox Early; Under

Let us conclude our Blue Jays vs Red Sox game odds game two previews by getting you a winner. With player Rich Hill being listed on some sites, we see the public grabbing the plus money that was meant for Bello.

Toronto opened as a -184 consensus favorite but has dropped to -175 after Hill was listed as the Sox Starter. We wouldn’t recommend the Sox out right, but the run-line is an attractive option with Boston. We’ve seen this scenario before where the public will go all in against a team with injuries, while not taking into account that their replacements are fighting for 2023 jobs.

In many cases, you’ll see renewed energy in a clubhouse that is no longer playing for a playoff spot. Take Boston(+1.5 -112), who is 5-2 against opponents who score five runs or more in their previous game.

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