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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Rogers Centre.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Chris Archer in this game. Archer has a 4-3 record and a 2.96 ERA this season.
Archer's opponent in this one will be R.A. Dickey. The Blue Jays righthander has a 4.69 ERA to go along with a 8-10 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 4 straight games.
Toronto has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 57-41 SU
Toronto: 45-51 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay at Boston, Monday, July 22
Toronto home to LA Dodgers, Monday, July 22