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Blue Jays open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
April 9, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds


The Toronto Blue Jays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Red Sox arrive at Rogers Centre on Monday.

Henderson Alvarez gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Felix Doubront brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 125 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.7 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 8.7 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 9 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (10 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Boston lost its last outing, a 13-12 result against the Tigers on April 8. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (25) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Detroit on Sunday; it was a 13-12 final at Comerica Park in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -108 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Derek Lowe at Progressive Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, April 10