Blue Jays visit Tampa Bay Rays in MLB clash
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 4-1 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Alex Cobb, who will be looking to improve on his 5-8 mark.
The Blue Jays were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Rays sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
The Blue Jays were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Rays on Tuesday, with J.A. Happ throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 9