Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The visiting Rays hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Rogers Centre against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jake Odorizzi to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is R.A. Dickey, who owns a 3-5 record on the season with a 4.83 ERA.
The Blue Jays - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 3 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.8 per game.
Toronto owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 11-rated defense.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on May 19. Bettors who backed the Rays at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards behind starter Matt Moore.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Tuesday, May 21