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Sep 15, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Rogers Centre hosts an MLB battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Toronto hands the ball to starter Carlos Villanueva in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-5 mark on the year. Boston counters with Clay Buchholz, who will try to quiet the fans and the Blue Jays bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Blue Jays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jays rated this week at No. 11 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +130 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Aaron Laffey and the Blue Jays 8-5 on Friday at Rogers Centre.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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 OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 19 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 19 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Sunday, September 16

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