Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Lines and Pick
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Rogers Centre on Friday.
The Toronto Blue Jays will turn to Marcus Stroman and his 7-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tampa Bay Rays send Drew Smyly (7-10) to the hill.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4.2 win for the Rays on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-4.2 result in favor of the Rays today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 65-62 record to the battle against the 62-65 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2.
How Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Stats Matchup
The game also pits Toronto Blue Jays No. 5-rated offense, averaging 4.47 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have averaged 9.04 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.53 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -116 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Detroit in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Alex Cobb to defeat Detroit 1-0 on Thursday.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +111 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Wednesday, with R.A. Dickey throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Miller Park.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Saturday, August 23rd