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Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Matchup Report

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Sep 8, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Blue Jays arrive at Fenway Park on Saturday.

The Red Sox will rely on Daisuke Matsuzaka to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Aaron Laffey will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Daisuke Matsuzaka is 1-4 this season, and Aaron Laffey is 3-5.

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Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Red Sox and the league No. 11-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Boston owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 11-rated defense.

The Blue Jays were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Boston on Friday at Fenway Park behind starter Henderson Alvarez.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Sunday, September 9