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Moneyline favors Blue Jays in battle with Mets

New York MetsToronto Blue Jays
May 20, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

New York Mets vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Mets of New York swing away against the Blue Jays of Toronto.

Dillon Gee, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Blue Jays trot Henderson Alvarez to the mound in this one. He is 3-3 so far in 2012.

View NY Mets vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Blue Jays) and the No. 15 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -220 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brandon Morrow in a losing cause, 2-0, against Toronto on Saturday.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Mets at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 12 games
NY Mets are 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Pittsburgh, Monday, May 21
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Monday, May 21

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