Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/19/2022

by | Apr 18, 2022

The Boston Red Sox (5-4) hope to avoid an upset as -142 favorites when they take on Danny Jansen (with homers in two straight contests) and the Toronto Blue Jays (6-4). First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET Tuesday, live from Fenway Park. Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for Boston while Yusei Kikuchi is Toronto’s starter for the contest.

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Red Sox -142 +122 9.5 +100 -120 -1.5 +138 -158

Computer Predictions for Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

Our computer pick: Toronto Blue Jays (+122) and Over (9.5)

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Game Info

  • Boston Red Sox probable starting pitcher: Nathan Eovaldi
  • Toronto Blue Jays probable starting pitcher: Yusei Kikuchi
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Matchup

Eovaldi Kikuchi
2 GS 1
1-0 W-L 0-1
4.50 ERA 5.40
10.0 IP 3.1
2 BB 2
13 SO 2

Red Sox Starter Nathan Eovaldi

  • Eovaldi (1-0) starts for the Red Sox, his third this season.
  • His last appearance was on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, when the right-hander tossed five innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has compiled a 4.50 ERA and averages 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .225 against him.
  • Eovaldi will try to extend a three-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.0 innings per appearance).
  • He will face a Blue Jays offense that ranks 10th in the league with 42 runs while batting .253 as a unit. It has a collective .437 slugging percentage (fifth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 14 home runs (first in MLB).
  • The 32-year-old’s 4.50 ERA ranks 51st, 1.100 WHIP ranks 33rd, and 11.7 K/9 ranks ninth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Blue Jays Starter Yusei Kikuchi

  • Kikuchi will get the start for the Blue Jays, his second of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing five hits against the New York Yankees.
  • He has an ERA of 5.40, a 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.100 in one games this season.
  • The Red Sox have scored 42 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. They have 69 hits, 15th in baseball, with nine home runs (13th in the league).

Red Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Red Sox have been favored six times and won four of those games.
  • Boston has played as a favorite of -142 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 58.7% chance of a victory for the Red Sox.
  • Games involving Boston have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in three of nine chances this season.
  • In nine games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 6-3-0 ATS.

Blue Jays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Blue Jays have been victorious in two of the three contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Toronto has played as an underdog of +122 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Blue Jays have a 45% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Toronto and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their nine opportunities.
  • The Blue Jays have an against the spread record of 4-5-0 in nine games with a line this season.

Red Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Rafael Devers is the Red Sox best hitter thus far this season, hitting at a team-leading .368 rate along with two homers and seven RBI.
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Devers ranks 20th in homers and 20th in RBI.
  • Devers carries a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last nine games he is hitting .368 with three doubles, two home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo has shown his power as he leads his team with three home runs and eight RBI.
  • Verdugo ranks seventh in home runs and 11th in RBI among all major league batters this year.
  • Kike Hernandez is hitting .184 with five doubles, a home run and five walks.
  • Hernandez will look to build on his two-game hitting in this game. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with five doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • J.D. Martinez is hitting .250 with four doubles, a home run and four walks.
  • Martinez is riding a six-game hitting streak into this one. During his last nine games he is hitting .250 with four doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Rafael Devers 9 .368 .385 .605 2 7 14
Alex Verdugo 9 .300 .361 .633 3 8 9
Kiké Hernández 9 .184 .279 .395 1 4 7
J.D. Martínez 9 .250 .342 .469 1 6 8
Xander Bogaerts 8 .290 .333 .452 1 4 9

Blue Jays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up a team-leading five home runs and has driven in 10 runs.
  • Guerrero’s home run total puts him first in the majors, and he is fifth in RBI.
  • George Springer is batting .268 with four doubles, two home runs and two walks.
  • Springer is 20th among all hitters in MLB in homers, and 52nd in RBI.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has accumulated a team-high batting average of .306.
  • Matt Chapman is batting .226 with a double, two home runs and five walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 10 .289 .325 .711 5 10 11
George Springer 10 .268 .318 .512 2 5 11
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 10 .306 .350 .389 0 5 11
Matt Chapman 10 .226 .333 .452 2 7 7
Santiago Espinal 10 .258 .343 .355 0 4 8

Betting Tips for Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

After analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Blue Jays on the moneyline at +122. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 9.5 runs.

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