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Sale has the Blue Jays Firmly in his Back Pocket

Boston broke a four-game losing streak last night in an icebreaker in the T Dot and with Chris Sale getting the start this evening, the BoSox should be set to begin a streak of the winning variety. Bookmakers agree and opened the Crimson Hose as the enormous -210 moneyline favorite for Tuesday’s contest with Brett Anderson (8.18 ERA) and the Jays.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road against the Blue Jays.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Red Sox’ last 7 games as favorites against the Blue Jays.
  • Chris Sale has not allowed a run in 15 innings pitched against the Blue Jays this season.

Let’s not understate how lopsided tonight’s pitching matchup is. Brett Anderson was awful for the Cubs before he was cut by the club and the Jays only signed him out of desperation; -210 is an absolute bargain for the Red Sox.

I know Sale was lit up in his last outing but I don’t expect that to carry over to this evening’s start. The lefty is still the front-runner in the AL Cy Young conversation and his numbers against Toronto over the last four seasons are just silly. He’s allowed just seven runs in his last 47 innings of work against the Bluebirds and Toronto has hit .245 vs lefties as a team this year.

Both teams have been bad over their last 10 but it feels like the Jays have completely given up. I’ll eat crow – or blue jay – if I’m wrong, but Red Sox on the -1.5 runline at -140 almost seems too easy.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Toronto Blue Jays as 194 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.9-1.7 win for the Red Sox on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 61-70 record to the battle against the 74-57 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Toronto Blue Jays) and the No. 8 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto Blue Jays No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.27 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 4 at 4.17 in runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have averaged 8.17 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.05 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.11 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Toronto on Monday at Rogers Centre behind starter Drew Pomeranz.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Wednesday, August 30

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