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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.
Alex Cobb will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Cobb is 4-2 this season with a 2.89 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be Ramon Ortiz who starts for the Blue Jays. Righthander Ortiz is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA so far this season.
The Rays were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -151 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.
Tampa Bay: 23-21 SU
Toronto: 18-26 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 22