Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick – MLB, August 27, 2020

By Admir Aljic in MLB
| August 27, 2020 1:20 am PDT

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Toronto Blue Jays play their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York. They host the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night in the closing contest of a three-game series.

The Sawx won the opener 9-7 last Tuesday, overcoming a five-run deficit. They’ve won three of their first four encounters with the Blue Jays in 2020 excluding the middle contest of this series.

I’m taking a closer look at the closer Thursday in Buffalo, so here’s my best Red Sox vs. Blue Jays betting pick along with important betting tips and notes. You can check out more MLB picks and predictions on our daily sports predictions page.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Odds

Red Sox +1.5-125
Blue Jays -1.5+105
Red Sox to Win+160
Blue Jays to Win-170
Over 10.5-105
Under 10.5-115

The Blue Jays are listed as firm favorites at -170 on Bovada.lv. The hosts will have their best starter on the mound, while the Red Sox will call it a bullpen day.

Hereof, chalk is high at 10.5 runs, as both teams have been doing a good job at-bat lately. If you want to take the alternative line or spread, check out our recommended baseball betting sites.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Betting Preview

Martin Perez has been scratched from the Red Sox’s lineup due to a thumb injury, so it’s still unknown who’ll get the starting call Thursday at Sahlen Field. The Red Sox relievers own a 5.59 ERA, enough for the second-worst in the majors.

Boston allows the most runs in baseball (6.07) while scoring 4.73 in a return (14th in the MLB). The Blue Jays score 4.64 runs per contest (18th) while surrendering 4.64 in a return (15th).

Toronto will start Hyun-Jin Ryu, and the 33-year-old southpaw is 2-1 in six starts this season. Ryu has a 3.19 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 33/9 K/BB ratio. He’s surrendered only three earned runs and a couple of free passes over his previous four starts.

Ryu is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts against the Red Sox in his career. As a Dodger, Ryu allowed a couple runs on seven hits in a no-decision against the Red Sox in 2019.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Betting Pick

Hyun-Jin Ryu has been impressive lately, and I’m looking for more of the same in this clash against the Red Sox. Even if he allows a few runs, the Blue Jays’ bats should dominate Boston’s pitching staff, so I’m backing the host to win.

Boston is only 4-8 in its last 12 games away from home excluding Wednesday’s clash in Buffalo. On the other side, the Blue Jays desperately need to get things going at their new field, and with Ryu on the mound, they should do the job.

Pick
  • Blue Jays to Win
    -170

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