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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 Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

The Red Sox will trot Ryan Dempster out to the mound in this one. Righthander Dempster has a 6-8 record and a 4.67 ERA this season.

The Blue Jays will counter Dempster with Todd Redmond. Righthander Redmond has a 4.44 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jays were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 71-49 SU
Toronto: 54-64 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Toronto home to Boston, Wednesday, August 14