Toronto sends JA Happ vs John Lackey in Blue Jays vs Red Sox game
Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Boston battle on Saturday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
It's a pitching duel between JA Happ for the Blue Jays (0-0 on the year) and John Lackey for Boston (0-0 so far).
Toronto opened as -150 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Blue Jays at No. 12 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 10 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.5 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 11.8 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Boston was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They won as +128 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston rolled to a 6-4 win against Toronto on Friday, as Felix Doubront and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory 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 3-7
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston at Toronto, Sunday, April 7