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Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Tropicana Field on Thursday.

Toronto puts its faith in starter J.A. Happ to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-9. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Alex Cobb, who owns a 9-8 record on the season with a 3.80 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Tampa Bay was a -115 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.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.9 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (62-66) will face the 60-66 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays odds would favor the Blue Jays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.34 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 8.14 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Austin Pruitt and the Rays 7-6 on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Minnesota, Friday, August 25th
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Friday, August 25th