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R.A. Dickey faces Chris Archer in MLB odds action

Tampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
July 21, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blue Jays in Toronto at Rogers Centre on Sunday in baseball odds action.

Chris Archer, with a record of 4-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Blue Jays trot R.A. Dickey to the mound in this one. He is 8-10 so far in 2013.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Blue Jays as -129 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Toronto owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Monday, July 22
Toronto home to LA Dodgers, Monday, July 22

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