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Jesse Litsch, Jon Lester take mound in Red Sox vs Blue Jays tilt

Toronto Blue JaysBoston Red Sox
April 17, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD3-10

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

For the Red Sox, Jon Lester gets the ball, charged with keeping the Blue Jays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jesse Litsch, 1-0 on the year.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -230 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.5 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Boston owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 6.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -215 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with Jo-Jo Reyes throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Monday, April 18

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