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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

Tampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
May 18, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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

Jesse Litsch gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays and he will try to build on a 4-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Hellickson brings a 4-2 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Toronto owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Yankees on May 17. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 6-2 on Tuesday behind a start from Ivan Nova at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rays at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Thursday, May 19