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Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Matchup Report

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Aug 9, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

53-57TEAM RECORD58-52

The visiting Blue Jays hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays will turn to Matt Moore and his 8-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Henderson Alvarez (7-8) to the hill.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Toronto before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-185-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 4 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.8 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Toronto was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Toronto suffered a 3-2 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Carlos Villanueva wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
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 UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Toronto is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to NY Yankees, Friday, August 10
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Friday, August 10

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