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Stroman Goes for Third Win Versus Rays

Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays MLB

The reeling Toronto Blue Jays will be desperate to snap a three-game losing skid as they tangle with the Tampa Bay Rays in the second of a three-game set at Rogers Centre. Considering who they’ve got toeing the rubber Tuesday night, the Jays’ chances look pretty good.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 2-7 SU in the last nine games in this matchup.
  • The Rays are 5-2 SU in their last seven games versus teams with a losing record.
  • OVER has cashed in five of the Rays’ last six games

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Jays at -145 in moneyline markets while the Rays are +125. As far as the total is concerned, both OVER and UNDER 8 runs is -115.

Marcus Stroman is slated to get the ball for the Jays and will make is third start of the season versus the Rays. The 25-year-old has been at his best versus Tampa and boasts a 2-0 record, 2.25 ERA and microscopic 0.71 WHIP in those two starts.

Scheduled to get the ball for the Rays is Chris Archer, who is attempting to put a horrifying start to the 2016 campaign behind him. The righty has gone 2-0 in his last four starts (Rays are 3-1) and like Stroman, will be making his third start versus Tuesday’s opponent. Archer has gone 0-1 with a very respectable 3.27 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in those starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as underdogs of 128 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-4.5 victory for 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays sport a record of 19-21 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 17-19 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. 6-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 17-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 7.95 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 30 in the same category at 7.58 per game.

Toronto owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 13-2 score against the Blue Jays.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto's last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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