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Red Sox open series against Blue Jays

The first-place Boston Red Sox are riding a five-game winning streak as they prepare to open a road MLB betting series at the Rogers Centre against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Boston is already 2-1 against Toronto so far this season, picking up those two victories at the Rogers Centre back at the beginning of April. Overall the Red Sox are 4-2 in their past six games against the Blue Jays, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-3.

Toronto sends Brandon Morrow out against Jon Lester for the Red Sox in this game. Morrow is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA on the season, while Lester is 4-0 on the year and has a 2.27 ERA.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were -105 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

The Red Sox were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Houston on Sunday at Fenway Park behind starter John Lackey.

Toronto was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as -114 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto suffered a 3-2 loss against New York on Sunday, as R.A. Dickey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Wednesday, May 1