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MLB BASEBALL

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The division rival Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to starter JA Happ in this one. Lefthander Happ is 2-2 this season with a 5.11 ERA.

The Rays will counter Happ with Fausto Carmona. Righthander Carmona has a 4.95 ERA to go along with a 6-12 record this season.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rays on August 16. Bettors who backed the Rays at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 56-66 SU
Tampa Bay: 69-51 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Sunday, August 18