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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

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July 20, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Toronto and Tampa Bay on Saturday, with the host Blue Jays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 8-3 on the season. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will counter with Mark Buehrle, who will be looking to improve on his 5-6 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Blue Jays as -122 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 2-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Rays at 4.7 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -134 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays enjoyed an 8-5 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Friday, with David Price throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Sunday, July 21