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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

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Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, July 11, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

Mark Buehrle gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Toronto Blue Jays on this Friday; he's 10-6 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Archer, who will be looking to improve on his 5-5 mark.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -144 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.8 win for the Blue Jays on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-3.8 result in favor of the Blue Jays today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (42-52) will face the 48-45 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 5 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 18.

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How Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 3.82 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 lineup of the Toronto Blue Jays at 4.52 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays were a 8-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 8-7 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Marcus Stroman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 loser at home against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 5-4 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Alex Cobb wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 12th

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