It’s safe to say the Boston Red Sox lineup has exceeded expectations during the 2021 Major League Baseball season. ESPN’s David Schoenfield ranked the Red Sox lineup No. on his list of MLB’s “scariest so far” in 2021.
Let's analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Blue Jays vs. Red Sox odds with MLB picks and predictions. RHP Trent Thornton (0-0) gets the ball for his first start of 2021 in an expected opener role. The 27-year-old has a 2.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 7.0 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 over 7 2/3 innings spanning 5 relief appearances.
Despite what their American League-leading run differential might tell you, not every Boston Red Sox game this season has been a wire-to-wire beatdown. The Sox this month have cemented themselves as one of the top teams in baseball, most recently beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday. There have been plenty of times they’ve beaten a team pretty handedly, but more often than not, it has taken a little bit of resolve to grind out the victory.