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Tampa Bay favored by -190 against Toronto on Friday

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Sep 23, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Toronto pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

David Price gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 12-12 mark. In the other dugout, Brandon Morrow brings a 10-11 ledger to the game for the Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

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Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as +-190 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 10-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +106 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Los Angeles 4-3 in extra innings at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 15-8 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -137 were rewarded, while the 23 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Matt Moore fanned 11 New York batters in the team's last outing, leading the Rays to a 15-8 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 24

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