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Baseball odds preview - New York vs. Toronto

New York MetsToronto Blue Jays
May 18, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

New York Mets vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Blue Jays take on the Mets at Rogers Centre in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Blue Jays will turn to Ricky Romero and his 4-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Jonathon Niese (2-1) to the hill.

View NY Mets vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 15-ranked Mets, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-4 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +112 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mat Latos and the Reds 9-4 on Thursday at Citi Field.

Toronto won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Yankees on May 17. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over New York on Thursday at Rogers Centre behind starter Drew Hutchison.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Mets at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 10 games
NY Mets are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Toronto, Saturday, May 19