MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds
Boston will look to improve on its 38-35 record when take on Toronto, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.
The match puts starter Aaron Laffey for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Daisuke Matsuzaka for the Red Sox. Laffey brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Matsuzaka is 0-2 to date on the season.
Boston opened as -170 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 11.
The Red Sox - Blue Jays odds would favor the Blue Jays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 5 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).
Toronto brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 12-ranked defense.
Toronto won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Red Sox on June 25. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 9-6 final on Monday in support of Henderson Alvarez at Fenway Park.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Toronto at Boston, Wednesday, June 27