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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

Toronto Blue JaysBoston Red Sox
July 5, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Red Sox, Jon Lester gets the ball, charged with keeping the Blue Jays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brett Cecil, 1-3 on the year.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-240 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 2 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 5.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.6 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Boston owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 9-7 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +137 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating John Lackey and the Red Sox 9-7 on Monday at Fenway Park.

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

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

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Wednesday, July 6