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

Toronto Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox
71-83 September 22, 2013, 01:35 PM | Fenway Park 94-62

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

The Red Sox will rely on Felix Doubront to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while R.A. Dickey will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Felix Doubront is 10-6 this season, and R.A. Dickey is 13-12.

View Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -181 for the Red Sox in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 1 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Toronto at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 4-2 final on Saturday in support of Mark Buehrle at Fenway Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 2 ranking for hits at 9.58 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

A few Blue Jays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Toronto at Chicago, Monday, September 23rd
Boston at Colorado, Tuesday, September 24th