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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet on the field at Rogers Centre on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander David Price in this game. Price has a 3-5 record and a 3.94 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Blue Jays will be Esmil Rogers. The righthander has a 3.27 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.
The Rays were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -232 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Toronto was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 55-41 SU
Toronto: 45-49 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 20