Series Preview and Pregame Analysis: Red Sox vs Blue Jays
For the first time this season, Boston and Toronto will square off, and it will be Corey Kluber (1-4, 6.75) against José Berríos (2-3, 4.71). Heading into this contest, the Red Sox won their rubber match on Sunday, while the Blue Jays’ bullpen collapsed in their final game of the series against Seattle. Prior to the 10-8 extra inning loss, the Blue Jays had won six in a row as they enjoyed some home cooking. Both the Blue Jays and Red Sox have had success at home this season. Will the Red Sox continue that success as the underdog at 7:10 Eastern time on Monday?
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Betting Info for Red Sox vs Blue Jays
Moneyline: Red Sox (+120)
Blue Jays (-145)
Spread: Red Sox +1.5 (-130)
Blue Jays -1.5 (-130)
Total: Over 10 (-105)
Under 10 (-115)
Picks and Predictions for the Red Sox vs Blue Jays
Over 10 (-105)
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Corey Kluber — who is a far cry from his Cy Young days — faces the Blue Jays for the first time since joining the Red Sox. Last year with the Rays, Toronto destroyed him and Tampa Bay. Kluber lasted just three innings and allowed five runs in the 9-2 loss. Meanwhile, Berríos — a two-time all-star — was dominant at Fenway Park last season. However, that was a different Red Sox lineup.
While Toronto has a middle-of-the-pack offense through one month, Boston’s offense is top-notch. Thus far this season, both Kluber and Berríos have received five runs per game in run support. Also, the Red Sox have gone over in each of Kluber’s last three starts. Overall this season, Boston has gone over in four of his five starts. It is a good idea to take the over.
Final Game Prediction, Red Sox vs. Blue Jays
The Red Sox and Blue Jays have a slugfest, and the over prevails.