MLB Picks: Bet Red Sox -150 vs. Blue Jays

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:48 PM GMT

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 1:48 PM GMT

The Boston Red Sox are well ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the division standings, and the MLB odds tell us that the Jays will likely not gain any ground tonight. Let our free MLB picks help you make the most out of this AL East matchup.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League East matchup at the Rogers Centre, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET.

Check out our Wednesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Cruising along 

Boston has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it comes off a 4-2 victory over Toronto as -125 road favorites Tuesday, while going UNDER the betting total for a third consecutive contest.

The Red Sox are 8-9 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 9-8 in that situation. Let's breakdown this matchup and decide where we are best suited to place our MLB picks.

Hard times 

Toronto sits a season-high 17 games behind Boston in the division standings, as its bullpen has tallied a 5.31 ERA since the All-Star break—the third-worst mark in that particular category in baseball.

The Blue Jays are 4-8 as home underdogs of +100 to +125 this season, with the OVER going 6-5-1 in that situation.

Lester 

Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (10-7, 4.37 ERA) has watched the club drop his last two efforts, which includes a 5-1 road defeat to the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he allowed three runs (one earned) and five hits over seven frames.

The left-hander is 6-7 with a 4.85 ERA in 15 road appearances, surrendering 12 home runs in 91 combined innings. 

In 26 career games versus the Blue Jays, Lester has posted a 14-7 record and 3.67 ERA, including a 3-0 mark and 2.79 ERA in four efforts this season.

Rogers

Blue Jays starting pitcher Esmil Rogers (3-7, 5.12 ERA) has dropped three consecutive outings, including a 14-6 blowout loss at home to the Oakland Athletics, as he allowed seven runs and seven hits over three innings of work. 

The right-hander is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 19 home appearances (six starts), with opposing hitters batting .291 against him.

In six career appearances (one start) versus the Red Sox, Rogers has compiled a 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA.

MLB Pick:  Boston Red Sox -150

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