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Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

Boston Red SoxToronto Blue Jays
June 1, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

26-25TEAM RECORD27-24

Boston pays a visit to Toronto on Friday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jays bats in baseball action at Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays will turn to Henderson Alvarez and his 3-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Clay Buchholz (4-2) to the hill.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-130-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 10.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 6-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 7-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.6 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Toronto owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Boston was a 7-3 loser in its last match at home against the Tigers. They lost as -134 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Detroit on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Toronto won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Orioles on May 30. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Toronto rolled to a 4-1 win against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

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

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

A few Red Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 15 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, June 2