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

Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

Mark Buehrle gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday; he's 18-5 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Erasmo Ramirez, who will be looking to improve on his 11-6 mark.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.1-5.3 victory for the Blue Jays. 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 78-81 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 92-67 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 15 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 26 ranked offense (3.92 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.09 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.55 hits per game, less than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (9.08 hits on average).

Toronto brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in D Hutchison's start, as they lost 6-4 against Baltimore on Thursday at Camden Yards.

The Rays enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Thursday, with J Odorizzi throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto's last 22 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Tampa Bay, Saturday, October 3rd