Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Looking for a great ‘over’ play tonight in MLB? Then check out the Rays-Blue Jays matchup at 7:07PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Jays are -205 money line favorites versus the Rays, who have odds of +180 to pull off the upset in Toronto tonight. With Drew Smyly set to oppose Marcus Stroman in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 9 runs.
TAMPA BAY: The Rays are 6-2 in Smyly’s last eight starts but are just 1-6 in his last seven road starts. They’re also 15-6 in his last 21 outings versus American League East rivals but are just 1-7 in his last eight road starts when he faces a team that owns a winning record. They’re also 1-6 in Smyly’s last seven starts after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
TORONTO: The Blue Jays have won all four of Stroman’s last four home starts and are 6-1 in his last seven home outings when he faces a team that owns a losing record. They’re also 4-1 in Stroman’s last five starts when he pitches the second game of a series but are just 2-5 in his last seven starts overall. Toronto is also winless at 0-5 in his last five starts against American League East opponents.
OUR PICK: The over has been a fantastic play when these two teams meet. It’s 8-2 in the last 10 meetings overall, 4-1 in Stroman’s last five starts versus the Rays and 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Toronto. The over is also 3-1-1 in Smyly’s last five starts against the Blue Jays and is 34-15-3 in Bill Welke’s last 52 games behind home plate.
TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: RAYS/BLUE JAYS OVER 9