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Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Tampa Bay Rays


Toronto Blue Jays
Friday, September 12, 2014 7:07 PM ET
Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays host Tampa Bay on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 76-69 mark against the 70-77 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Rogers Centre.

The match puts starter Nate Karns for the Tampa Bay Rays on the hill facing JA Happ for the Toronto Blue Jays. Karns brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Happ is 9-9 to date on the season.

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

Toronto was a -126 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jays to win this game 4.3-4.1. 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 bring a 76-69 record to the battle against the 70-77 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Toronto Blue Jays) and the No. 22 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 5 ranked offense (4.52 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 3.83 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 9.06 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.51 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 3.89 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -105 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 5-4 on Thursday behind a start from Michael Pineda at Yankee Stadium.

The Blue Jays were a 11-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto ran up the score in their last game on Wednesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 11-1 victory against Chicago.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

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