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Ryan Dempster, JA Happ take mound in Blue Jays vs Red Sox tilt

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
May 2, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

19-8TEAM RECORD10-18

The Blue Jays get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Ryan Dempster for the Red Sox on the hill facing JA Happ for the Blue Jays. Dempster brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Happ is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -107 for the Blue Jays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Blue Jays at No. 10 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Toronto owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 2-rated defense.

The Red Sox were a 10-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 10-1 final on Wednesday in support of Clay Buchholz at Rogers Centre.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Boston at Texas, Friday, May 3
Toronto home to Seattle, Friday, May 3