Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Matchup Report

Tampa Bay Rays

Toronto Blue Jays
90-70 September 28, 2013, 01:07 PM | Rogers Centre 73-87

MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Tampa Bay battle on Saturday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blue Jays will turn to JA Happ and his 4-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Chris Archer (9-7) to the hill.

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The visitors were -161 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at for those preferring over under wagers.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jays rated this week at No. 11 and the Rays sitting at No. 13.


Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Friday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 4 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.37 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 lineup of the Rays at 4.29 runs per outing.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.16 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.65 runs per game.

A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Toronto is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Sunday, September 29th