Red Sox Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 20, 2021

Xander Bogaerts leads the Boston Red Sox (11-6) into a matchup with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays (7-9) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET at Fenway Park. Bogaerts is hitting .386, the seventh-best batting average in the league, for the Red Sox (), while Guerrero is sixth in MLB play with a .389 batting average this season for the Blue Jays (). Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez and Toronto’s Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 20, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodríguez (BOS) Pitcher Ryu (TOR)
2 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
10.0 IP 19.0
3.60 ERA 1.89
1.000 WHIP 0.890
10.8 K/9 9.0
0.9 BB/9 0.9

Red Sox Probable Starter Eduardo Rodríguez

  • Rodriguez (2-0) gets the starting nod for the Red Sox, his third this season.
  • The lefty last pitched on Wednesday against the Twins, when he threw five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • The opposing Blue Jays offense has the 20th-best slugging percentage (.375) and has hit the 11th-most home runs (19) in all of MLB. They have a collective .230 batting average, and are 14th in the league with 121 total hits and 16th in MLB play scoring 66 runs.
  • The Red Sox were favored on the moneyline for one Rodríguez start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Rodríguez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randal Grichuk 15 .200 3 1 1 .294 .694
Marcus Semien 15 .200 3 0 0 .250 .450
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 12 .333 4 0 0 .333 .666
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Jonathan Davis 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Rowdy Tellez 3 .667 2 2 5 .667 3.334
Danny Jansen 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cavan Biggio 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Blue Jays Probable Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu

  • The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Ryu (1-1) for his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up no earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Yankees.
  • The Red Sox rank first in MLB with a .288 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks first in the league (.468) and 21 home runs.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Ryu

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Hunter Renfroe 20 .200 4 1 6 .273 .723
J.D. Martinez 12 .250 3 0 0 .308 .641
Rafael Devers 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Christian Vázquez 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Xander Bogaerts 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.350
Kevin Plawecki 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Franchy Cordero 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Arroyo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox average 5.2 runs per home game compared to 6.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Red Sox are the top-scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.6 runs per game (96 total).
  • The Red Sox have won five of the 10 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).
  • Boston is 4-3 (winning 57.1% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.
  • Boston has combined with opponents to go over the total nine times this season for a 9-8 record against the over/under.
  • Boston was favored on the moneyline for five of its last 10 games, and finished 3-2 in those matchups.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have scored 66 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
  • In 10 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.2 runs per contest compared to the 5.7 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Blue Jays have won four out of the eight games in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Toronto has won four of its seven games when they’re the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in five of their 16 games with a total.
  • Toronto has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and has gone 2-3 in those contests.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox in home runs (six) and runs batted in (20).
  • Martinez ranks third in hits (23), second in HR (6), first in RBI (20), eighth in AVG (.383), 10th in OBP (.439), and first in SLG (.800) among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .295 with five doubles, three home runs and four walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB, Verdugo ranks 17th in hits (18), 12th in RBI (13), and ninth in SLG (.525).

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kiké Hernández 67 .269 11 3 7 .306 .769
Alex Verdugo 61 .295 14 3 13 .348 .873
J.D. Martínez 60 .383 15 6 20 .439 1.239
Rafael Devers 59 .271 10 5 15 .353 .895
Xander Bogaerts 57 .386 6 0 4 .426 .917
Christian Vázquez 52 .308 11 2 5 .345 .826
Marwin González 43 .209 8 1 4 .364 .643
Bobby Dalbec 42 .214 1 0 3 .283 .593
Christian Arroyo 38 .316 5 0 3 .350 .824
Hunter Renfroe 38 .184 7 1 6 .233 .522

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero leads Toronto in batting average (.389), home runs (four) and runs batted in (11) this season.
  • Guerrero’s 21 hits rank ninth, his .389 AVG ranks sixth, his .507 OBP ranks second, his 4 HR rank 15th, and his 11 RBI rank 24th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Bo Bichette is slugging .516 this season, with a team-best four homers while driving in 10 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Bichette ranks 17th in SLG (.516), and 15th in HR (4) in the league.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 66 .182 7 4 7 .247 .611
Bo Bichette 64 .266 12 4 10 .304 .820
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 54 .389 10 4 11 .507 1.174
Randal Grichuk 53 .283 6 1 10 .339 .754
Rowdy Tellez 44 .182 3 1 2 .217 .467
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 44 .205 4 0 4 .250 .477
Cavan Biggio 41 .171 5 2 2 .292 .658
Danny Jansen 28 .071 2 0 0 .161 .268
Joe Panik 26 .308 1 0 3 .308 .693
Alejandro Kirk 25 .160 1 1 3 .276 .596

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