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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Sunday as host Tampa Bay battles the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball odds action.
The Rays will rely on Chris Archer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Todd Redmond will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Chris Archer is 6-5 this season, and Todd Redmond is 1-0.
Those going with the Rays in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -173 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at .
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 5 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.6 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
The Blue Jays were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 6-2 final on Saturday in support of J.A. Happ at Tropicana Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Toronto at NY Yankees, Tuesday, August 20
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Monday, August 19