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May 22, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Drew Hutchison, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Rays trot Matt Moore to the mound in this one. He is 1-4 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 3 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +139 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto rolled to a 6-2 win against Tampa Bay on Monday, as Kyle Drabek and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 15 games on the road
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 23

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