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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Red Sox at Toronto

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
Aug 14, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

72-49TEAM RECORD54-65

Toronto will look to improve on its 54-65 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Jon Lester, with a record of 10-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Blue Jays trot Esmil Rogers to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2013.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Blue Jays as +105 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Boston at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Toronto 4-2 in extra innings at Rogers Centre.

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

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Thursday, August 15

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