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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Red Sox vs. Blue Jays on Wednesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Wednesday’s matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

Garrett Richards #43 of the Boston Red Sox in action during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 27, 2021 in New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Mets 2-1. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Boston Red Sox will continue their three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:37 p.m. ET. Garrett Richards will be on the mound for the Red Sox, while Ross Stripling will start for the Blue Jays. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET

Moneyline pick: Red Sox +106

The Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox 8-0 on Tuesday night to open up their three-game set in Dunedin, Florida. Toronto has won three straight games and won four out of their last five games. The Blue Jays are also averaging 7.3 runs per game during their win streak. As for the Red Sox, they have lost two consecutive contests and been outscored 14-5. Boston will try to hold onto first place in the AL East with Richards on the mound.

Richards has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 3.89 through eight starts this season. The 32-year-old pitcher has been pitched better as of late, going 3-0 with an ERA of 2.16 in his last four starts. In his last start against the Oakland Athletics, the veteran pitcher allowed 5 hits, zero earned runs, 3 walks, and struck out 4 hitters in 6.0 IP. He’s also found success on the road this season, with a record of 2-0 and 2.48 ERA in five starts. But in nine career (seven starts), Richards has a below .500 record (2-5) and an ERA of 5.49.

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays will turn the ball over to Stripling, who has a record of 0-2 and an ERA of 5.91 through five starts this season. In his last outing against the Braves, the 31-year-old pitcher allowed 4 hits (1 HR), 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and had a season-high 9 strikeouts in only 5.0 IP. In three career games against the Red Sox, Stripling has a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 2.51.

Player Prop: TBD pitching props for neither team has yet to be posted.

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