Bet Over 8.5 Runs Today in Blue Jays vs. Red Sox MLB Pick

Jeff Grant

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:47 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 12:47 PM UTC

Clay Buchholz and R.A. Dickey faced off against each other just last week, which will lead to a high-scoring affair between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.


Back in the High Life Again
Toronto has captured its first three series since the All-Star break, which has allowed the club to move up to second place in the American League East division standings—three games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

The Blue Jays may be one of the more popular MLB picks due to their recent play, but it’s important to point out that they’ve managed to win just two road series since June 3-5.

Sports bettors will find that the franchise is 18-21 as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with the 'over' going 22-16-3 in that situation.


Big Papi is Shaking Things Up
Boston was able to snap a five-game losing streak by picking up a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays as +126 road underdogs Sunday, as designated hitter David Ortiz delivered the decisive blow with a three-run round tripper.

Ortiz is 5 for 15 in his career against Monday night’s opposing starter, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, while he also leads all left-handed swingers with 76 RBIs this season.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the defending World Series champions are 43-33 as home favorites of -125 to -150.


Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (8-10, 4.04 ERA) snapped a personal two-game losing streak by tallying a 6-4 home victory over the Red Sox last Wednesday—surrendering four runs and nine hits over six innings of work.

The knuckle ball right-hander is 2-7 with a 3.77 ERA in 10 road appearances, as he’s issued 33 walks and struck out 45 batters in 62 combined frames.

In 13 lifetime games (seven starts) versus the Red Sox, Dickey has compiled a 4-3 record and 4.97 ERA, but has put together a 2-0 mark and 3.65 ERA in two outings in 2014.


Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (5-6, 5.50 ERA) was on the losing end of his last trip to the mound against Dickey, as he gave up five runs (four earned) and six hits over six frames.

The right-hander is 2-3 with a 6.32 ERA in seven home appearances, with opposing batters hitting .325 against him.

Buchholz has registered a disappointing 1-2 record and 5.60 ERA in three outings versus the Blue Jays this year, as he prepares to face the same opponent in back-to-back efforts for the first time since Sept. 2012.

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Eye in the Sky
MLB handicappers will want to keep an eye on the weather forecast, considering there’s a 40 percent chance of showers throughout the game, with winds out of the south/southwest (out to left center) at 10-15 MPH.


I’m going to recommend that readers play the total for Blue Jays vs. Red Sox as one of their MLB predictions, as the 'over' is 4-1 in Buchholz’ last five starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.

Free MLB Pick: Bet Over 8.5 Runs

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