Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Are the Blue Jays a safe play on the runline tonight when they host the Rays at 7:07PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blue Jays are -190 money line favorites versus the Rays, who have odds of +160 to pull off the upset in Toronto. With Drew Smyly set to oppose Marco Estrada in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 9 runs for tonight’s contest.
TAMPA BAY: The Rays are 2-6 in Smyly’s last eight starts and are 0-4 in his last four home starts. They’re also 1-5 in Smyly’s last six outings when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous game, are 0-5 in his last five road starts versus a team with a winning record, and are 0-4 in his last four outings after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
TORONTO: The Blue Jays have won nine of Estrada’s last 12 starts and are 5-0 in his last five outings against American League East opponents. They’re also 8-2 in his last 10 starts coming off a quality start in his last appearance and are 12-5 in his last 17 starts when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
OUR PICK: The Rays are just 5-17 in their last 22 road games, are 17-35 in their last 52 games overall, and have lost 36 of 51 when playing a team that has a winning record. They’re also 3-13 in their last 16 road games versus a right-handed starter and 7-22 in their last 29 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, have won five of seven overall and six of eight at home.
TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: TORONTO BLUE JAYS -1.5 (+100)