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Tampa Bay Rays host Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Sep 23, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

66-84TEAM RECORD82-70

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Blue Jays arrive at Tropicana Field on Sunday.

Chad Jenkins, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Rays trot Jeremy Hellickson to the mound in this one. He is 8-10 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 4 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.5 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 11-5 result against the Rays on September 22. Bettors who backed the Rays at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Blue Jays endured a 11-5 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with Brandon Morrow throwing 4 innings of 5-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 9-1
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 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games on the road
Toronto is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Baltimore, Monday, September 24
Tampa Bay at Boston, Tuesday, September 25

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