Betting Baseball: Red Sox Head to Toronto

Boston Red Sox (-119) at Toronto Blue Jays (+110, 10 O/U )

The Boston Red Sox head to Toronto for the final time this year to face off against the disappointing Blue Jays. Toronto made a series of big moves in the off-season, all for naught as its pitching fell apart due to injuries and poor play. The Red Sox, just 3-4 on the road trip, have still gained ground as Tampa Bay has lost five straight games.
Right-hander Ryan Dempster, 6-8 with a 4.67 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox. Dempster worked six innings in his last start at Houston and received a no-decision, allowing seven hits and five earned runs in a game that Boston rallied late to win. The Red Sox have gone over the total in 61% of his starts. Right-hander Todd Redmond will take the mound for the home team. Redmond is set to make his return to the Blue Jays’ rotation following a brief stint at Triple-A Buffalo. This start originally belonged to Esmil Rogers, but the right-hander was sent to the bullpen after a period of prolonged struggles on the mound. The Blue Jays are 3-2 in games started by him.

Boston Red Sox versus Redmond: 28 years old right-hander, 6’3” 215 pounds. Throws:

Fly Ball, Power Pitcher

Runs per game (league ranking), 2 (5.29 per game) : Home Runs, 12 (31 HRs)

    Bat Ave, 3 (.273) : OB%, 1 (.352) : Slugging, 3 (.457)

      Walks, 2 (4 per game) : Strikeouts, 3 (8.6) : Stolen Bases, 3 (22 SBs)

      Last seven games, 6 (.821 OPS) : Last 14 games, 4 (.796 OPS) : Last 28 games, 6 (.743 OPS)

        Versus Righties, 1 (.819 OPS) : Versus lefties, 13 (.710 OPS)

          Home, 2 (.811 OPS) : Away, 3 (.756 OPS)

            1st Inning Production, 4 (.825 OPS)

              Facing a Power Pitcher, 12 (.686 OPS) : Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 1 (.851 OPS)

                Facing a fly ball pitcher, 1 (.788 OPS) : Facing a ground ball pitcher, 12 (.722 OPS)

                  Run Production at Night, 1 (.789 OPS) : Run Production During Day, 4 (.766 OPS)

                    First five innings, 2 (.817 OPS) : 6th to 9th Innings, 1 (.748 OPS)

                      Toronto Blue Jays versus Dempster: 36 years old right-hander, 6’2” 215 pounds. Throws: fastball, slider, splitter, cutter

                      Runs per game (league ranking), 24 (3.66 per game) : Home Runs, 3 (36 HRs)

                        Bat Ave, 30 (.228) : OB%, 26 (.294) : Slugging, 17 (.395)

                          Walks, 14 (2.9 per game) : Strikeouts, 5 (8.1) : Stolen Bases, 7 (18 SBs)

                          Last seven games, 9 (.793 OPS) : Last 14 games, 16 (.714 OPS) : Last 28 games, 3 (.769 OPS)

                            Versus Righties, 6 (.754 OPS) : Versus lefties, 15 (.701 OPS)

                              Home, 4 (.780 OPS) : Away, 17 (.699 OPS)

                                1st Inning Production, 9 (.779 OPS)

                                  Facing a Power Pitcher, 10 (.692 OPS) : Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 3 (.794 OPS)

                                    Facing a fly ball pitcher, 4 (.766 OPS) : Facing a ground ball pitcher, 12 (.722 OPS)

                                      Run Production at Night, 9 (.733 OPS) : Run Production During Day, 7 (.748 OPS)

                                        First five innings, 9 (.749 OPS) : 6th to 9th Innings, 2 (.733 OPS)