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David Price out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Tuesday as host Tampa Bay battles the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball odds action.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter David Price in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-9 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Ricky Romero, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rays as -145 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Rays and the league No. 5-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

The Blue Jays were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Brandon Morrow struck out 11 batters in 7-3 victory on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -125 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to an 8-1 win against Seattle on Sunday, as Jeremy Hellickson and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Safeco Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 3

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