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Ricky Romero out to silence Red Sox bats in MLB contest

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
Sep 8, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

Andrew Miller gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 6-2 on the season. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will counter with Ricky Romero, who will be looking to improve on his 13-10 mark.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Blue Jays as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Blue Jays in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.9 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-10 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -110 were rewarded, while the 21 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Red Sox endured a 11-10 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Tim Wakefield throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Friday, September 9
Toronto home to Baltimore, Friday, September 9