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Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

Toronto Blue JaysTampa Bay Rays
June 26, 12:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Toronto on Wednesday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Rays will rely on Fausto Carmona to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while R.A. Dickey will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Fausto Carmona is 4-8 this season, and R.A. Dickey is 6-8.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +102 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 5 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 12-rated defense.

The Blue Jays were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto suffered a 5-1 loss against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, as Mark Buehrle wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Blue Jays at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Boston, Thursday, June 27
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Friday, June 28