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Blue Jays underdogs to extend streak

The Toronto Blue Jays look to extend the longest win streak of the season today, but they are underdogs in Tampa Bay to win their 12th straight game.

For the Rays, Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball and he will try to cool off the hot Toronto bats. He'll face Esmil Rogers, 2-0 this year.

Toronto is up $1340 on the moneyline during this 11-game win streak and is finally showing the promise that had them listed as World Series favorites back in April. That rally makes up for steep early losses as they faltered as favorites over and over again.

Baseball bettors have warmed to Toronto almost as much as they have to Pittsburgh. The Pirates are up $2,125 on the moneyline for the season. No other team is up even $1,000.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as +125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bovada. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 6-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.7 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Toronto won its last outing, a 13-5 result against the Orioles on June 23. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 13-5 final on Sunday in support of Josh Johnson at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Yankees on June 23. Bettors who backed the Rays at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of Chris Archer at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

 

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, June 25