The Toronto Blue Jays got their first win of the season against the Boston Red Sox, but the BoSox still have time to come back and win this series. For them to do that, they'll need a win this afternoon.
Let's dive into the odds for today's late-afternoon showdown and then I'll break down my best bet for the game.
Blue Jays vs. Red Sox odds, run line, and total
Blue Jays vs. Red Sox prediction and pick
Jose Berrios gets the start for the Blue Jays today, which is good news for the Red Sox. Boston has got the better of Berrios so far this season. He has made two starts against them, giving up 16 hits and nine earned runs (including five home runs) in just 11.1 innings pitched.
Now, pair that with the fact the BoSox rank sixth in OPS in Major League Baseball dating back the past 30 days, and it could spell disaster for the Blue Jays.
The Red Sox have the bullpen advantage in this game as well. Over the last 30 days, Boston has the sixth best bullpen in terms of ERA, coming in with a bullpen ERA of 3.20. The Blue Jays rank ninth in that stat at 3.58.
I'll back the Red Sox as home favorited on Saturday afternoon.