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Fister Has Quietly Been a Fantastic Play for Red Sox

After using 12 pitchers in a marathon 19-inning win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox will need a steady start out of Doug Fister on Wednesday. Sportsbooks opened the Jays as +140 road underdogs with a total of 10.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when closing out a series.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Red Sox’ last eight games.
  • The Blue Jays are 0-5 SU in their last five games when closing out a series.

Joe Biagini is expected to counter on the bump for Canada’s lone MLB squad. Biagini (3-9, 5.01 ERA) struck out a career-best 10 batters in seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball in his last time out at Baltimore. The hurler has made five appearances against the Red Sox this season, giving up seven runs and 12 hits over 11 innings.

Fister (4-7, 4.19) produced the only victory for the Red Sox in a four-game set against the Yankees on Friday when he worked seven strong innings while allowing one run on four hits. The 33-year-old has been the best starting pitcher for Boston over the past two weeks since being claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

When the Jays travel to Fenway Park, low-scoring games are the story. In the last 16 tilts between the Red Sox and Blue Jays in Beantown, the UNDER is 13-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Blue Jays were listed as 163 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 10 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 5.0-1.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 78-61 record to the battle against the 64-75 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Toronto injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 24-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Toronto Blue Jays rank No. 29 at 8.19 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox' No. 8 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 4.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Boston at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Detroit, Friday, September 8
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 8