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Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Matchup Report

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
Aug 3, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

56-53TEAM RECORD56-52

Tampa Bay will look to improve on its 56-52 record when take on Toronto, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Carlos Villanueva gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 5-2 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 9-9 mark.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Rays) and the No. 5 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +130 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating David Price and the Rays 3-1 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 4

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