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MLB Game Preview - Rays underdogs vs Blue Jays at Toronto

Tampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
April 18, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD6-4

MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Tampa Bay battle on Wednesday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blue Jays will turn to Brandon Morrow and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send David Price (1-1) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 9-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 5.8 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, almost the same as the Rays have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -140 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay suffered a 7-3 loss against Toronto on Tuesday, as Jeff Niemann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

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

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Thursday, April 19

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