Rays face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Rogers Centre on Friday as host Toronto battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.
For the Blue Jays, Esmil Rogers gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face David Price, 3-5 on the year.
The Rays were listed as -102 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Blue Jays sit at No. 11 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 6 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 9 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.
The Rays were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -232 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 5-0 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
In their last action, Toronto was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 7-4 on Sunday behind a start from Scott Feldman at Camden Yards.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Saturday, July 20