MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 15, 2013

MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is a career .358 hitter against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as the two teams close out a three-game series at the Rogers Centre.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Red Sox are minus-125 road favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at nine in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.  

Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox suffered a 4-3 extra-innings defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, but they still own a three-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the division standings.

    Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in five career outings versus the Blue Jays. 

Toronto Blue Jays

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    The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-5 in their last eight home games against the Boston Red Sox—getting outscored by a 46-26 margin over that span.

    Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle has tallied a 0-1 record and 4.58 ERA in three efforts in this series in 2013.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Boston Red Sox, as they've gone 9-2 as road favorites of minus-125 to minus-150 this season.

    MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox minus-125

     

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