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Fenway Has Been Home Away From Home for Jays

Six games below .500 and eight games out of first place, the Toronto Blue Jays need to start winning consecutive games if they want to get a sniff of the postseason. They achieved the first half of that task with a series-opening victory over the Red Sox on Monday and they should have the advantage on the starting bump tonight when they send out J.A. Happ (3-6, 3.54 ERA) to meet Brian Johnson (2-0, 4.29 ERA).

SHARK BITES
  • The Blue Jays are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Red Sox.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Red Sox' last 11 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Blue Jays' last 10 games against the Red Sox.

His last outing was a rough one but Happ has been more than serviceable a season after winning 20 games and the lineup he’ll take on tonight owns a paltry .188 average against the southpaw in 133 total at-bats. In the last three years, Happ is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in eight starts against the BoSox and Boston’s offense has scored just 12 runs in five games since the all-star break.

Johnson has been up and down from Pawtucket all season and his last two appearances with the big-league outfit were not good. He’s given up six earned runs in his last seven innings of work and he could be in trouble against a lineup that took the lefty to task in his first start this season.

In that game back in April, the Jays slugged two home runs off Johnson and hit for a .318 average as a team.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 52-42 record to the battle against the 43-49 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Toronto injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 30-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Boston Red Sox and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.71 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 lineup of the Toronto Blue Jays at 4.16 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto rolled to a 4-3 win against Boston on Monday, as Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

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Toronto at Boston, Wednesday, July 19

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