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Toronto Blue JaysBoston Red Sox
Sep 7, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

61-75TEAM RECORD63-75

Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

Henderson Alvarez, with a record of 7-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Red Sox trot Felix Doubront to the mound in this one. He is 10-7 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 10 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 11-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 4 ranked American League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -109 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Wednesday, with Brandon Morrow throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

The Red Sox were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Seattle 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 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Saturday, September 8

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