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MLB BASEBALL

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

Righthander Ramon Ortiz will take the mound for the Blue Jays to start this game. Ortiz is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Jon Lester. The lefthander has a 3.30 ERA to go along with a 4-0 record this season.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rays on May 9. Bettors who backed the Rays at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Twins on May 9. Bettors who backed the Twins at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.
Boston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 13-23 SU
Boston: 21-14 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games at home
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Saturday, May 11