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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Blue Jays

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Sep 5, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Toronto and Boston on Monday, with the host Blue Jays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays will turn to Henderson Alvarez and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Josh Beckett (12-5) to the hill.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as 155 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Red Sox were a 11-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston suffered a 11-4 loss against Texas on Sunday, as John Lackey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

The Blue Jays were a 9-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -255 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Sunday, with Brett Cecil throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, September 6

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