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Blue Jays Frustrated During Seven-Game Slump

Things have turned around very quickly for the Blue Jays, as they often do in baseball. They have dropped four straight games and were thoroughly walloped in their series opener with the Red Sox last night. J.A. Happ (17-4, 3.34 ERA) will take the bump for Toronto tonight looking to stop the skid.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home.
  • The computer predicts Boston will win on the runline and the total will stay UNDER.
  • Boston is 6-2 on the runline in its last 8 games.

It hasn’t been one aspect of the game that’s gone wrong for the Jays during this slump, it’s been all of them. They have won just one of their last seven games and have scored just four runs per game during that stretch while giving up 6.4. The starting pitching has not been entirely to blame, however, as Toronto’s defense has committed 6 errors over that seven-game span.

It’s been some time since Red Sox starter tonight, Eduardo Rodriguez, has gotten a win – but that does not mean he has not pitched well. In his last four starts, the lefty has given 1 or fewer runs in all but one appearance and has given up just eight hits over that stretch.

Both teams have a winning record against lefties so that should not be a factor this afternoon but Happ did get the best of the Sox the last time he faced them. In his lone start against Boston this season, the Illinois native limited Boston to just one run over seven innings of four-hit baseball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 121 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 6.8-2.1. 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

77-63 Toronto battles the Red Sox, currently with a 79-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 1-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 6 ranked offense (4.84 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (10.09 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.94 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Friday, running up a 13-3 score against the Blue Jays.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Sunday, September 11th

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