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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Rays at Tampa Bay

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Sep 24, 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 Saturday.

The Rays will turn to Jeff Niemann and his 11-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Ricky Romero (15-10) to the hill.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Rays) and the No. 10 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.7 runs per outing.

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

Toronto was a 5-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +190 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field behind starter Brandon Morrow.

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

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

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 25

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