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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Toronto Blue Jays

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Toronto Blue Jays dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

For the Tampa Bay Rays, Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, charged with keeping the Toronto Blue Jays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Hutchison, 6-7 on the year.

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

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -165 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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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 Saturday. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 42-53 record to the battle against the 49-45 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

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How Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 26 ranked offense (3.83 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.24 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.57 hits per game, less than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.86 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Toronto was a 8-5 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Toronto at +126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 8-5 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field behind starter Mark Buehrle.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Toronto is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 13th