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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

A winning streak will be on the line for the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday when they battle the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jake Odorizzi in this game. Odorizzi has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

The Blue Jays will counter Odorizzi with R.A. Dickey. righthander Dickey has a 4.83 ERA to go along with a 3-5 record this season.

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.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 23-20 SU
Toronto: 17-26 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 21