Blue Jays vs Red Sox Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, August 23

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The Boston Red Sox (60-62) will host the Toronto Blue Jays (65-55), Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET, in a battle of AL East rivals. The Blue Jays will give the start to Ross Stripling (5-3), and the Red Sox will turn to Josh Winckowski (5-6).

Despite playing away from their home ballpark, the Blue Jays are favored to win (-166) over the Red Sox (+142). The game has an over/under set at 9.5 runs.

Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Odds

Run Line

Toronto Blue Jays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Blue Jays (-166)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -108)

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When, Where, at What Time is Blue Jays vs. Red Sox

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Blue Jays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tim Mayza 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Hyun-Jin Ryu 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nate Pearson 60 Day Injury List Back
Julian Merryweather 60 Day Injury List Oblique
Tayler Saucedo 60 Day Injury List Hip
George Springer Day-to-day Knee
Matt Peacock Minors Illness

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Trevor Story 10 Day Injury List Hand
Tyler Danish 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Tanner Houck 15 Day Injury List Back
Brayan Bello 15 Day Injury List Groin
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chris Sale 60 Day Injury List Finger/Wrist
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Eric Hosmer Day-to-day Back
Tommy Pham Day-to-day Back
Nathan Eovaldi Day-to-day Neck

Last Time Out: Blue Jays and Red Sox

The Blue Jays lost 4-2 against the Yankees Tuesday, with Adam Cimber taking the loss. He threw one inning, giving up two earned runs on two hits while striking out two. Whit Merrifield went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI to lead the Blue Jays offensively.

The Red Sox were defeated by the Orioles 5-3 Tuesday. Xander Bogaerts led the way offensively after going 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI, and Matt Barnes took the loss, pitching one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit while striking out two.

Betting Trends

Blue Jays Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Blue Jays have won 56 out of the 98 games, or 57.1%, in which they’ve been favored. This season, Toronto has won 29 of its 48 games, or 60.4%, when favored by at least -166 on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 62.4% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays. Games involving Toronto have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 60 of 120 chances this season. In 120 games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 55-65-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 119 .281 (31) .350 (35) .504 (14) 5.0% (18) 16.3% (43) 8.7% (72)
George Springer 94 .269 (46) .345 (43) .479 (26) 4.5% (27) 18.3% (60) 9.2% (59)
Alejandro Kirk 107 .300 (12) .379 (9) .450 (46) 3.0% (73) 10.4% (4) 10.6% (38)
Bo Bichette 118 .258 (68) .297 (120) .421 (74) 3.3% (64) 24.7% (117) 5.4% (130)
Whit Merrifield 108 .239 (106) .292 (125) .348 (135) 1.5% (124) 15.1% (28) 7.5% (88)

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have won in 24, or 41.4%, of the 58 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Boston has been victorious three times in 12 chances when named as an underdog of at least +142 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 41.3% chance of walking away with the win. Boston and their opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 122 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 122 games with a line this season, the Red Sox have a mark of 62-60-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 105 .295 (17) .352 (30) .555 (5) 5.5% (12) 17.9% (53) 7.0% (97)
Alex Verdugo 115 .282 (30) .327 (77) .396 (102) 1.5% (124) 11.0% (6) 6.0% (117)
Xander Bogaerts 116 .299 (13) .370 (17) .441 (54) 2.1% (106) 19.9% (77) 8.8% (69)
Tommy Pham 113 .245 (96) .318 (89) .397 (100) 3.0% (73) 26.6% (130) 9.7% (48)
J.D. Martínez 107 .276 (37) .347 (39) .435 (61) 2.0% (109) 24.5% (114) 9.1% (62)

Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Red Sox to win (+142 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go under the total (9.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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