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Jeremy Hellickson out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
May 21, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Blue Jays arrive at Tropicana Field on Monday.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 4-0 mark. In the other dugout, Kyle Drabek brings a 3-4 ledger to the game for the Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Rays and the American League No. 4-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. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 3 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.8 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Toronto was a 6-5 loser in its last match at home against the Mets. They lost as -147 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Dillon Gee at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Braves. They lost as -150 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Tim Hudson in a losing cause, 2-0, against Atlanta on Sunday.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 22

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