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Baseball Betting: Jays vs. Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox will begin a short two-game MLB betting series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

A slump over the past two weeks has the Red Sox trailing the Yankees in the AL East standings, and they lost three of four to the Blue Jays when the teams played in Toronto last week.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 9-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.8 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Toronto was a 6-5 winner in its last match at home against the Orioles. They won as -163 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Baltimore on Sunday at Rogers Centre behind starter Dustin McGowan.

In their last action, Boston was a 9-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 9-1 on Sunday behind a start from James Shields at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

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

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
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Wednesday, September 14