Red Sox vs. Blue Jays MLB Game Preview (6/18/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 18, 2024
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The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to play against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 18, at 17:07 at Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. The game will be broadcast on NESN. Weather forecast predicts light rain with a high of 81°F. Boston enters with a money line of -118, while Toronto is at -101. This game is a key matchup in the AL East division.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays pregame odds

For the upcoming MLB game between the Red Sox and the Blue Jays, Massachusetts sportsbooks present closely matched odds. The Red Sox are slightly favored with a moneyline leaning in their favor across various platforms. The run line is consistently set at -1.5 for the Red Sox and +1.5 for the Blue Jays, indicating expectations for a competitive game. The over/under across the board is set at 7.5, reflecting anticipations of moderate scoring from both teams.

  • DraftKings: Red Sox -120, Blue Jays +100, over/under 7.5
  • FanDuel: Red Sox -116, Blue Jays -102, over/under 7.5
  • Caesars: Red Sox -115, Blue Jays -105, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Red Sox -115, Blue Jays -105, over/under 7.5

Odds are subject to change for Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays projected starting lineups

Red Sox starting lineup

  1. LF Jarren Duran (L)
  2. 2B Enmanuel Valdez (L)
  3. RF Rob Refsnyder (R)
  4. 3B Rafael Devers (L)
  5. DH Masataka Yoshida (L)
  6. 1B Dominic Smith (L)
  7. C Connor Wong (R)
  8. SS David Hamilton (L)
  9. CF Ceddanne Rafaela (R)

Blue Jays starting lineup

  1. 2B Davis Schneider (R)
  2. C Danny Jansen (R)
  3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R)
  4. SS Bo Bichette (R)
  5. DH Justin Turner (R)
  6. RF George Springer (R)
  7. LF Daulton Varsho (L)
  8. 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R)
  9. CF Kevin Kiermaier (L)

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays injuries

Red Sox: Key injuries include Liam Hendriks (RP) out with elbow surgery expected back in late July, Chris Martin (RP) out due to anxiety expected back in late June, Trevor Story (SS) out for the season with a shoulder injury, Lucas Giolito (SP) out for the season with elbow surgery, and Bryan Mata (SP) out with lat soreness.

Blue Jays: Notable injuries feature Yimi García (RP) out with elbow issues expected back soon, Bo Bichette (SS) questionable with calf soreness, Jordan Romano (RP) out with elbow inflammation expected back in late June, Alek Manoah (SP) out for the season with elbow surgery, and Yariel Rodríguez (SP) out with back inflammation expected back in mid-June.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays probable starters

(BOS) Tanner Houck (R)7-52.080.9424.14.1
(TOR) Chris Bassitt (R)6-63.561.4021.59.2

Red Sox Team Standings and Stats

The Boston Red Sox hold a solid position with 38-35, ranking them third in the AL East Division. Their recent victory against the Blue Jays, with a score of 7-0, showcases their offensive strength. Key season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 4.6
  • Team average: .253
  • Team home runs: 78
  • Team stolen bases: 69
  • Team ERA: 3.48
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 639

Blue Jays Team Standings and Stats

The Toronto Blue Jays are closely trailing with 35-37, placing them fourth in the AL East Division. Their performance against the Red Sox resulted in a loss, highlighting areas for improvement. Season stats are as follows:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .233
  • Team home runs: 60
  • Team stolen bases: 37
  • Team ERA: 4.11
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 572

Player Stats: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

The Red Sox and Blue Jays face off with standout players like Tyler O’Neill and Justin Turner showing promising stats. O’Neill leads in home runs for the Red Sox, while Turner’s performance includes scoring and doubles for the Blue Jays. The game also highlights players like Rafael Devers and Ceddanne Rafaela for the Red Sox, and Ernie Clement’s hitting precision for the Blue Jays. Recent news underscores Kutter Crawford’s pitching prowess and David Hamilton’s base-stealing capability for the Red Sox, indicating their potential impact against the Blue Jays.

Red Sox Top Performers

The Red Sox showcase a diverse talent pool with Rafael Devers leading in batting average, Tyler O’Neill in home runs, and Ceddanne Rafaela in RBIs. Jarren Duran and David Hamilton bring speed and runs to the team, providing a well-rounded offensive strategy against the Blue Jays.

  • AVG Leader: Rafael Devers – .282
  • HR Leader: Tyler O’Neill – 14
  • RBI Leader: Ceddanne Rafaela – 40
  • Runs Leader: Jarren Duran – 49
  • SB Leader: David Hamilton – 18

Blue Jays Top Performers

The Blue Jays counter with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leading in batting average, while Daulton Varsho dominates in home runs, RBIs, and runs. George Springer’s speed on the bases adds another layer to the Blue Jays’ offensive tactics against the Red Sox.

  • AVG Leader: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – .284
  • HR Leader: Daulton Varsho – 11
  • RBI Leader: Daulton Varsho – 35
  • Runs Leader: Daulton Varsho – 40
  • SB Leader: George Springer – 8
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