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Baseball odds preview - Toronto vs. Tampa Bay

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Sep 25, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Sunday in baseball odds action.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Wade Davis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-10 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Brett Cecil, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Rays sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -140 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with Ricky Romero throwing 7 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Chi White Sox, Monday, September 26
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Monday, September 26

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