Blue Jays vs Red Sox 04/20/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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While it might take longer to read the Toronto Blue Jays’ injury list than their starting lineup, they have some good moneyline history behind ace lefthander Hyun Jin Ryu in their first visit of the season to Boston. The Blue Jays are +108 away underdogs and the Boston Red Sox are -118 home favourites with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 6-14 in their last 20 away games against the Red Sox, and five of the teams’ last seven matchups at Fenway Park have finished UNDER at online sports betting sites. Toronto is 9-5 in its last 14 games as an away underdog of +105 to +125, with 10 of those matchups staying UNDER. The Red Sox are 5-10 in their last 15 games as a home favourite of -115 to -135, with the OVER hitting eight times.
Blue Jays vs Red Sox | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays, who have a 7-9 record, will not have slugging outfielders George Springer (quadriceps) and Teoscar Hernández (COVID-19 protocol) or high-leverage relievers Julian Merryweather (oblique) and Jordan Romano (ulnar neuritis). Offensively, Toronto is scoring only 4.13 runs per game and their batters’ .672 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentages) ranks 21st of 30 MLB teams. The Blue Jays’ 3.07 team earned-run average is sixth-best.
The Red Sox, whose 11-6 record leads the AL East, are averaging 5.65 runs and have a MLB-best .818 OPS thanks to a lineup led by shortstop Xander Boegaerts and designated hitter J.D. Martinez. Boston’s 3.70 ERA is 10th in MLB and their pitchers have allowed the second-fewest home runs.
The aforementioned Ryu (1-1, 1.89 ERA, 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings) will start opposite fellow lefthander Eduardo Rodríguez (2-0, 3.60 ERA, 10.8 SO/9) in Tuesday’s matchup. Ryu has a 3.00 ERA in 12 career innings against Boston. Ryu’s teams are 11-9 in his last 20 away starts with the total going UNDER 13 times. Rodríguez is 4-4, 4.64 ERA in 75.2 career innings against the Blue Jays. The Red Sox, however, are 16-4 in his last 20 starts with the total going UNDER 12 times.
The Blue Jays have yet to name their starter for Wednesday, while the Red Sox will start righthander Garrett Richards (0-1, 6.00 ERA, 7.5 SO/9). Toronto lefthander Anthony Kay will have had five days’ rest, but he allowed four earned runs in 3.1 innings in his season debut on April 15. Another starting option, righty T.J. Zeuch, pitched in relief on Sunday. Richards, meantime, is 2-4 with a 5.20 ERA in 36.1 innings against Toronto. The total has gone OVER in six of his last 10 starts at home.
Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero, with his .389 / .507 / .667 batting slash line, is among MLB’s best hitters through the first 2½ weeks of the season. Interestingly, Guerrero has only one home run in 52 at-bats at Fenway Park.
The Blue Jays are off on Thursday before beginning a three-game home series in Dunedin, Florida, against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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