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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 Friday when they battle the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Jeremy Hellickson will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Hellickson is 11-9 this season with a 5.23 ERA.

The Blue Jays will counter Hellickson with R.A. Dickey. righthander Dickey has a 4.27 ERA to go along with a 13-13 record this season.

The Rays were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -126 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 7 straight games.
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 90-69 SU
Toronto: 72-87 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 28