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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet on the field at Rogers Centre on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Ryan Dempster will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Dempster is 1-2 this season with a 3.30 ERA.

Dempster's opponent in this one will be JA Happ. The Blue Jays lefthander has a 3.86 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 10-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 19-8 SU
Toronto: 10-18 SU

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

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Texas, Friday, May 3
Toronto home to Seattle, Friday, May 3