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Baseball odds preview - Toronto vs. Boston

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Sep 21, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Toronto pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Boston hands the ball to starter Clay Buchholz in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-0 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Mark Buehrle, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

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Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Toronto was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -208 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto suffered a 6-3 loss against Boston on Friday, as Esmil Rogers wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Sunday, September 22