15* AL East PLAY OF THE DAY on Boston Red Sox -120
Boston vs. Toronto,
04/10/2012 19:07 EDT,
Score: 3 - 7
Money Line: -120 Boston
Rarely will you get the Red Sox as a small favorite over any team in the league. Because of their slow 1-3 start, I believe Boston is showing great value right now. This is the time to back them at a 'bargain' price while you can.
Daniel Bard moves from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season in an excellent move by the Red Sox. Bard has posted a 2.88 ERA and 1.056 WHIP with 213 strikeouts in 197 innings in his three-year career thus far.
Kyle Drabek is nothing more than a prospect that just hasn't panned out for Toronto. Drabek is 4-8 with a 5.83 ERA and 1.725 WHIP in 21 appearances (17 starts) in his two-year career. He went 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA and 2.444 WHIP in two starts against Boston last year, allowing 12 earned runs, 22 base runners, and 5 home runs in 9 innings.
The Blue Jays are 0-5 in their last 5 games as an underdog of +110 to +150. The Red Sox are 15-7 in the last 22 meetings in Toronto. The Red Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series. Take Boston Tuesday.