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Red Sox are Slumping at the Wrong Time

The Boston Red Sox have matched their longest losing streak of the season and have watched their lead in the AL East slip to 2 1/2 games over the rival New York Yankees as a result. The BoSox will seek to avoid a fifth straight setback when they do battle with the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border today. Sportsbooks opened the Bluebirds as -115 home favorites with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Red Sox’ last four games against the Blue Jays.
  • The Blue Jays are 0-5 SU in their last five games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Red Sox are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games after consecutive losses.

Drew Pomeranz and Marcus Stroman are expected to get the start for the Red Sox and Jays, respectively. Pomeranz (13-4, 3.18 ERA) has not suffered a loss since mid-June but is struggling to make it deep in games, as the hurler has failed to reach the seven-inning mark since May 31. The 28-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in either of his last two starts but totalled just 8.2 innings in that span.

Stroman (11-6, 3.17) has just one victory in his previous four starts and gave up five runs and eight hits in 5.1 innings against Tampa Bay in his last time out. That was the second time in 11 appearances where the ace allowed more than three earned runs. Stroman didn’t yield an earned run in 6.2 frames in his last meeting with Boston on July 17.

Toronto hasn’t been much of a match for its AL East rival of late, as the Blue Jays are a measly 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last eight vs Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup found them as -123 favorites on the MLB moneyline at BetOnline. Betting the OVER/UNDER instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.7 win for the Blue Jays on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays sport a record of 61-69 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 73-57 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the Toronto Blue Jays, most recently No. 21 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 28 ranking for hits at 8.17 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 8 in the same category at 9.02 per game.

Boston brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays' No. 20-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston suffered a 2-1 loss against Baltimore on Sunday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 7-2 on Sunday behind a start from Kyle Gibson at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, August 29