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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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

The Rays will give the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one. Righthander Hellickson is 8-3 this season with a 4.67 ERA.

Hellickson's opponent in this one will be Mark Buehrle. The Blue Jays lefthander has a 4.89 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -134 were rewarded, while the 13 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: 56-41 SU
Toronto: 45-50 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

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

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 21