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Toronto Blue Jays Starter R.A. Dickey Out to Silence Boston Red Sox Bats in MLB Contest

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Boston Red Sox dueling the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

Clay Buchholz, with a record of 1-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox, while the Toronto Blue Jays trot R.A. Dickey to the mound in this one. He is 1-3 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Toronto was a -127 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-4 result in favor of the Blue Jays. 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

16-15 Toronto battles the Red Sox, currently with a 13-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 19 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 27 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.74 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 8.07 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.71 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Toronto on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Monday, May 11th
Toronto at Baltimore, Monday, May 11th