Toronto Blue Jays take on Rays in baseball test
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Tropicana Field.
Toronto puts its faith in starter R.A. Dickey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-5. Getting the ball for the Rays is David Price, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 6.25 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rays as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Rays sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
The Blue Jays were a 10-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -165 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 10-4 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Ricky Romero wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
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 San Diego are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto at Boston, Friday, May 10
Tampa Bay home to San Diego, Friday, May 10