Tampa Bay Rays host Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Saturday as host Tampa Bay battles the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball odds action.
For the Rays, Fausto Carmona gets the ball, charged with keeping the Blue Jays hitters off the base paths. He'll face JA Happ, 2-2 on the year.
The visitors were +-163 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Rays - Blue Jays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 10 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.7 per game.
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 14-rated defense.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rays on August 16. Bettors who backed the Rays at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 18