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Tampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
April 24, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD9-11

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Rogers Centre on Sunday.

Toronto hands the ball to starter Ricky Romero in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with James Shields, who will try to quiet the fans and the Blue Jays bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Rays average 7.5 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -128 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Saturday, with David Price throwing 8 innings of 8-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss 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 when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Tuesday, April 26
Toronto at Texas, Monday, April 25

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