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Baseball odds preview - Toronto vs. Boston

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April 16, 1:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD2-10

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Jo-Jo Reyes for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Josh Beckett for the Red Sox. Reyes brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Beckett is 1-1 to date on the season.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as -230 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +164 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox 7-6 on Friday at Fenway Park.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 16 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Sunday, April 17

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