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Blue Jays face Tampa Bay Rays: MLB odds preview and stats

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
May 7, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

12-21TEAM RECORD14-17

Tampa Bay will look to improve on its 14-17 record when take on Toronto, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Fausto Carmona for the Rays (1-4 on the year) and JA Happ for Toronto (2-2 so far).

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as +-124 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 3 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 10 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. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Toronto won its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Rays on May 6. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Blue Jays enjoyed an 8-7 victory at the expense of the Rays on Monday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

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 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 8