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Trends Pointing to UNDER in TOR-TB

The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t had the best start to the 2016 MLB campaign, but they’ll send their ace Marcus Stroman to the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in an effort to right the ship. Tampa Bay is expected to counter with Jake Odorizzi.

Shark Bites
  • The Blue Jays are 5-0 in Stroman's last 5 road starts.
  • The UNDER is 13-2-1 in the Blue Jays last 16 road games.
  • The UNDER is 12-3-2 in the Rays last 17 home games.

Stroman (3-0, 4.37 ERA) allowed four runs in just over six innings of a no-decision versus the White Sox last Monday, while Odorizzi (0-1, 3.58) remains in search of his first victory of the season despite yielding two or fewer runs in three of his five outings.

Toronto catcher Russell Martin is dealing with lingering issues with neck spasms and has missed the last two games. Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar has turned it on as of late, going 10-for-255 with four RBI and four runs scored in his last seven contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Toronto Blue Jays were -110 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-2.0 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 11-12 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 11-13 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 19-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 7.35 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto suffered a 4-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Saturday, as J Happ wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Texas, Monday, May 2nd
Tampa Bay home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 3rd