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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds. The 37-34 Toronto Blue Jays are set to take on the 40-31 Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida tonight June 22, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Blue Jays -110 / Rays -110
O/U: 8 runs

Pitching Match Up
Toronto: Drew Hutchison (6-1, 5.33 ERA)
Tampa Bay: Matt Andriese (2-1, 3.26 ERA

In their last games: The Rays lost to the Cleveland Indians 1-0 and the Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles 13-9.

The Blue Jays go into Tampa Bay for the first game of a 3 game series. The 6-1 Drew Hutchison goes for the Blue Jays and the 2-1 Matt Andriese goes for the Rays. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 8 runs. While the Rays lost their last game they are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are in first place in the AL East 1 game up on the Yankees and 3 games up on the Blue Jays. They have won 6 of 7 games facing the Blue Jays this season and swept them in a 3 game set in their last series facing them at home. Tampa Bay is led by their pitching, as they rank 3rd in team ERA and 26th in runs scored. The Blue Jays have lost 2 in a row and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. They have the highest scoring team in the Majors while their pitching only ranks 26th in team ERA.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.

The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Blue Jays.

The Rays are 50-20 in their last 70 home games against the Blue Jays.

This season the Rays are 19-19 at home and the Blue Jays are 14-20 on the road.


Toronto Blue Jays: 37-34 SU / O/U 34-32 / Run Line W/L 37-34
Tampa Bay Rays: 40-31 SU / O/U 28-40 / Run Line W/L 44-27

Toronto at Tampa Bay Key Betting Trends

• TOR is 14-4 in their last 18 overall.
• TOR is 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• TOR has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• TB is 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
• TB is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• TB has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Key Player Injuries

[2B] 04/06/2015 – Maicer Izturis 60-day DL (3/27) ( Groin )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Marcus Stroman 60-day DL (4/6) ( Knee )
[2B] 05/22/2015 – Devon Travis 15-day DL (5/17) ( Shoulder )
[RF] 05/10/2015 – Michael Saunders 15-day DL (5/10) ( Knee )
[P] 06/14/2015 – Aaron Sanchez 15-day DL (6/6) ( Side )
[2B] 05/30/2015 – Steve Tolleson 15-day DL (5/27) ( Groin )

[P] 04/06/2015 – Matt Moore 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[1B] 05/25/2015 – James Loney 15-day DL (5/24) ( Finger )
[CF] 05/03/2015 – Desmond Jennings 15-day DL (4/26) ( Knee )
[P] 05/09/2015 – Alex Cobb 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Forearm )
[P] 05/10/2015 – Drew Smyly 60-day DL (5/6), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/29/2015 – Kirby Yates 15-day DL (4/29) ( Pectoral )
[P] 04/18/2015 – Jeff Beliveau 60-day DL (4/22), out for season ( Shoulder )
[C] 04/09/2015 – John Jaso 60-day DL (4/7) ( Wrist )
[P] 06/12/2015 – Andrew Bellatti 15-day DL (6/10) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 05/31/2015 – Tim Beckham 15-day DL (5/31) ( Hamstring )
[P] 06/10/2015 – Jake Odorizzi 15-day DL (6/6) ( Oblique )

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After giving up 8 earned runs in only 3 innings of work in his previous start Toronto starter Drew Hutchison was solid in his last outing not giving up any earned runs in 5 innings in a 8-0 win over the New York Mets. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in his last 7 starts facing a team with a winning record and in 5 career starts against the Rays he has an ERA of 6.31, but has not faced them this season. Matt Andriese pitched 4 innings of relief in his last appearance where he did not give up any earned runs in a 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals. In the last 6 games he has appeared in the Blue Jays have won every time. In the last 5 games the Rays have only allowed 6 runs and have held opponents to a batting average of .192.

The Rays have had the Blue Jays number this season and that trend will continue tonight. Matt Andriese will have a good outing and Tampa Bay will take the first game of this series.

Take the RAYS

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