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Red Sox vs Blue Jays Baseball Game Preview

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
April 5, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Boston battle on Friday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Felix Doubront, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Blue Jays trot Josh Johnson to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2013.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 10 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. 1 in the American League at 11.7 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Yankees on April 4. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Thursday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

The Blue Jays were a 10-8 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 10-8 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, April 6