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    The Toronto Blue Jays are home favorites (-190) against the Boston Red Sox (+160) to open the season at Rogers Centre on Sunday. The matchup starts at 1:37 PM ET. Toronto’s Kevin Gausman and Boston’s Michael Wacha will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:37 PM ET
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Blue Jays vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -190 8

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Toronto Blue Jays hit a league-leading 262 home runs last season, averaging 1.4 per game.
    • The Blue Jays had the second-best batting average in the majors (.266).
    • Last season the Blue Jays scored the third-most runs in baseball (846 total, 5.2 per game).
    • Blue Jays batters struck out 7.5 times per game, the lowest average in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays hit 135 homers at home last season (1.7 per game).
    • The Blue Jays had a .486 slugging percentage and averaged 3.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team batted .273 with 747 hits (9.2 per game) at home last season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had 188 hits and an OBP of .401 last season.
    • Bo Bichette had an OPS of .827, fueled by an OBP of .343 and a slugging percentage of .484.
    • Last season, Whit Merrifield finished with 10 home runs, 74 RBI and a batting average of .277 last season.
    • Teoscar Hernandez slashed .296/.346/.524 and finished with an OPS of .870.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox ranked 10th in Major League Baseball with 219 home runs.
    • The Red Sox’s .261 batting average was among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.
    • The Red Sox scored 829 runs last season, which ranked fifth in MLB.
    • The Red Sox had the 11th-ranked strikeouts per game rate (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 81 games on the road last season, they hit 111 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • They slugged .418 in 81 road games last season.
    • They averaged 8.3 base hits per game and had a .241 batting average on the road last season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers accumulated a slugging percentage of .538 while collecting 165 hits a season ago.
    • J.D. Martinez hit .286 with 42 doubles, three triples, 28 home runs and 55 walks.
    • Xander Bogaerts had a .370 on-base percentage while batting .295 last season.
    • Alex Verdugo hit .289 with 32 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 51 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Gausman Wacha
    30 GS 22
    12-10 W-L 11-1
    3.30 ERA 3.06
    171.2 IP 123.1
    28 BB 30
    201 SO 100
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