Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 6/18/24

Toronto Blue Jays (35-36) vs Boston Red Sox (37-35)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Chris Bassitt (6-6) (3.56) vs Tanner Houck (7-5) (2.08)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -115 / Boston Red Sox +105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet Tuesday in MLB action from Rogers Centre. Here’s a Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Boston Red Sox recent form and player performance

• The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Boston Red Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Toronto Blue Jays

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Red Sox and Blue Jays

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Red Sox vs Blue Jays game

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox played the rival New York Yankees over the weekend and did pretty well. Boston lost 8-1 in the Friday opener but came back to win the other two games 8-4 and 9-3. On Monday versus Toronto the Sox powered out a 7-3 win. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta left after 7.0 innings, three earned, nine hits and a walk.

It’ll be Tanner Houck in the starting pitcher role for the Sox on Tuesday. This year Houck is 7-5 with a 2.08 ERA in 14 starts. He’s got 89 Ks in 91.0 innings total. Houck is 22-24 with a 3.38 career ERA in 88 games (55 starts).

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they took on the Cleveland Guardians in their weekend series. Toronto similarly lost the first game 3-1 but then took wins 5-0 and 7-6 to win the set. On Monday the Jays were out-hit 11-10 during the loss. Justin Turner and Davis Schneider each had solo homers in the defeat.

Chris Bassitt will slot into the starter role for the Tuesday game. This year Bassitt is 6-6 over 14 starts with a 3.56 ERA and 75 Ks in 78.1 innings. Bassitt is 68-48 with a 3.49 career ERA in 183 games (170 starts).

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Injury Notes

Blue Jays RF Nathan Lukes underwent surgery last week to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb. 1B Joey Votto (ankle) began a rehab assignment Monday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Seven of the Red Sox's last eight games as favorites against AL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Blue Jays' last five night games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Red Sox's last four games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last three games as home underdogs against American League opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit a home run in five of his last nine appearances with the Blue Jays as underdogs against the Red Sox.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one RBI in nine of his last 11 appearances with the Blue Jays as underdogs against the Red Sox.
  • Justin Turner has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine Tuesday night appearances with his team as an underdog.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his four previous appearances with the Blue Jays as underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one total base in each of the Blue Jays' last nine games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one hit in each of the Blue Jays' last nine games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Danny Jansen has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances with the Blue Jays as home underdogs against the Red Sox.
  • Justin Turner has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances at Rogers Centre against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler O'Neill has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a road favorite against AL opponents.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Rafael Devers has hit a home run in each of the Red Sox's last three games against the Blue Jays.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Red Sox's last seven games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances at Rogers Centre against opponents that held a losing record.

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Blue Jays here. Bassitt has pitched well over his last three outings. In that trio he’s got four earned runs in 18.0 innings on 17 hits and seven walks for a 1-0 record. As for Houck, he’s done well himself with six earned on 15 hits and two walks in 20.0 innings over his last three for a 3-0 run. We should have a nice starter matchup here if both guys are on point.

On Monday the Jays had limited success on 10 team hits and got into an early 5-1 deficit. A couple of the bullpen guys were solid, though. Toronto needs a way better pitching outing Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Toronto Blue Jays -115

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