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Blue Jays SP Getting Top Run Support

One pitcher enjoys the most run support of any starter with at least 10 starts. His opposing pitcher ranks third last in run support. The Toronto Blue Jays battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Rogers Centre and it features the Jays as a small favorite despite the aforementioned trend.

Drew Hutchison will take the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he'll carry an 8-2 record into the contest. He enjoys nearly seven runs per game of run support. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 5-5 so far this season and with just 2.38 runs per game in support, he ranks third last.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 120 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

A 5.3-3.9 result in favor of the Blue Jays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

45-46 Toronto battles the Rays, currently with a 46-45 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Toronto Blue Jays, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 1 ranked offense (5.34 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.75 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 8.92 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (7.96 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays's No. 22-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays struck out early and often against L McCullers in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 10 times in a 4-3 win over Houston on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Blue Jays endured a 11-10 loss at the hands of the Royals on Sunday, with F Doubront throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Toronto, Saturday, July 18th