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Toronto Blue Jays Favored by -118 Against Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday

Tampa Bay Rays


Toronto Blue Jays
Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:07 PM ET
Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to improve on a 65-63 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Mark Buehrle for the Toronto Blue Jays (11-8 on the year) and Jeremy Hellickson for Tampa Bay Rays (1-2 so far).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -118 for the Toronto Blue Jays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-4.2 result in favor of the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays sport a record of 65-63 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 63-65 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 2-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 17 at 8.57 hits per game. That compares with the Toronto Blue Jays No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 8-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +113 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. Drew Smyly chucked 9 shutout innings at the Blue Jays in their last game, striking out 4 in a 8-0 win against Toronto in baseball action at Rogers Centre.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends

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

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Tampa Bay at Toronto, Sunday, August 24th