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Massive AL East Series on Tap North of the Border

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays are in a dogfight for the American League East banner, and a critical three-game set north of the border could go a long way to deciding which team prevails come playoff time.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Red Sox' last seven games as favorites against the Blue Jays.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Red Sox' last 17 games against their division.
  • The Blue Jays are 19-8 SU in their last 27 games after losing as a favorite.

Rick Porcello and Marco Estrada are the probable starters for the Sox and Jays, respectively. Porcello (19-3, 3.23) could become the majors’ first 20-game winner with a victory tonight. The hurler is a dazzling 8-1 since the all-star break and has won five contests in a row.

Estrada (8-7, 3.56) has struggled lately, giving up seven home runs and 10 walks in his last 26 innings of work. The 33-year-old owns a 1-3 record over that span. Estrada is 4-3 with a 3.73 ERA in eight appearances against the BoSox.

The Jays have had the edge in this series lately. In the last eight matchups between the two clubs, Toronto is 6-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Toronto sat as -105 earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 6.2-2.0. 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 sport a record of 77-62 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 78-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 6 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Toronto Blue Jays No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.86 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10.04 per nine innings).

Boston brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 7-2 final on Wednesday in support of D Price at PETCO Park.

B Mitchell shut down the Blue Jays in their last game, striking out 2 in a 2-0 shutout over Toronto in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Saturday, September 10th

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