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Marcus Stroman, Alex Cobb Take Mound in Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Tilt

The visiting Toronto Blue Jays hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Marcus Stroman, with a record of 9-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Alex Cobb to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup found them as 138 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-4.0 win 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

56-76 Tampa Bay battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 76-57 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Toronto Blue Jays, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 8.21 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 8.53 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Wednesday, with A Sanchez throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-6 to Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 3rd