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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.
Mark Buehrle will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays on this day. Lefthander Buehrle is 4-4 this season with a 4.60 ERA.
Buehrle's opponent in this one will be Matt Moore. The Rays lefthander has a 4.13 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Toronto: 38-37 SU
Tampa Bay: 40-37 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Wednesday, June 26