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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Tampa Bay sends Jeremy Hellickson out against Mark Buehrle for the Blue Jays in this game. Hellickson is 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA on the season, while Buehrle is 1-2 on the year and has a 6.43 ERA.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rays and the league No. 10-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).
Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.
The Blue Jays were a 10-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 10-2 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Sunday, with Brandon Morrow throwing 8 innings of 3-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +104 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays enjoyed an 8-3 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Sunday, with Alex Cobb throwing 6 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Coors Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 1-9
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 7