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The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Rogers Centre.
The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jake Peavy in this game. Peavy has a 9-4 record and a 4.50 ERA this season.
It'll be Mark Buehrle toeing the rubber for the Blue Jays in this contest. Lefthander Buehrle is 8-7 with a 4.43 ERA so far this season.
The Red Sox were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Boston: 72-50 SU
Toronto: 55-65 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Boston 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 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Toronto is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Boston home to NY Yankees, Friday, August 16
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Friday, August 16