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Rays face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
May 19, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Tampa Bay pays a visit to Toronto on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jays bats in baseball action at Rogers Centre.

It's a pitching duel between Ricky Romero for the Blue Jays (3-4 on the year) and Wade Davis for Tampa Bay (4-3 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blue Jays as -145 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Blue Jays and the American League No. 7-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 8 lineup of the Rays at 4.3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 6-5 final on Wednesday in support of Jeremy Hellickson at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 0-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Florida, Friday, May 20
Toronto home to Houston, Friday, May 20

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