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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rogers Centre.

The Red Sox will trot Felix Doubront out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Doubront has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

The Blue Jays will counter Doubront with Josh Johnson. Righthander Johnson has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Yankees on April 4. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jays were a 10-8 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 2-1 SU
Toronto: 1-2 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Toronto home to Boston, Saturday, April 6