Rays hit the field at Rogers Centre
Matt Moore is expected to get the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon as they close out their regular-season schedule with a road game up in Toronto.
Moore sits at 16-4 with a 3.23 ERA on the season, and in his six career starts against the Blue Jays he's 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA. The lefthander faced the Yankees in New York last time out, holding them scoreless over his five innings of work.
The Blue Jays will turn to Todd Redmond and his 4-2 record as they look for a win in this one.
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 11 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.
The Rays were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Chris Archer's start, as they lost 7-2 against Toronto on Saturday at Rogers Centre.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 14 ranking for hits at 8.61 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.73 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games
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