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Toronto favored by -125 against Boston on Friday

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
Sep 14, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

64-80TEAM RECORD65-77

Toronto will look to improve on its 65-77 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

Aaron Laffey will take the mound for Toronto, and he'll carry a 3-5 record into the contest. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the ball for Boston; he's 1-5 so far this season.

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 -125 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Blue Jays at No. 11 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Boston was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Yankees. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 2-0 to the Yankees on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Toronto was an 8-3 winner in its last match at home against the Mariners. They won as +141 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 8-3 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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 12 of Boston's last 18 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 18 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, September 15

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