Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/5/2018 Prediction & Odds

In a game that looks to be pretty even on paper, which team will get an AL East win on Saturday when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

969 Toronto Blue Jays at 970 Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday, May 5, 2018

6:10PM ET – Tropicana Field

TV: SUN (TB)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Rays and the Blue Jays are getting a money line of -110 to win. The over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 64% going on Toronto on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Jays on a downswing

The Blue Jays have dropped three of their last four games following a 6-2 loss to Tampa on Friday. They Jays have allowed 30 runs in their last three games. Toronto is now 18-15 overall and 9-8 on the road. The Jays are putting up 5.30 runs per game this season while allowing 4.79 per contest.

Aaron Sanchez gets the start for Toronto tonight. Through six starts he is 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Sanchez has logged 37.2 innings this year and has 25 strikeouts with 18 walks.

Tampa finds some hitting

Tampa finally found some production at the plate on Friday, scoring at least six runs for the first time in five games. The Rays are now 14-16 overall and 7-7 at home. Tampa is putting up 4.53 runs per game this season while allowing 4.63 per contest.

Jacob Faria gets the start for Tampa on Saturday. Faria is 2-1 on the season through six starts. He has logged a 4.60 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 29.1 innings of work. Faria has 26 strikeouts with 15 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Toronto

The Blue Jays have lost five of Sanchez’ last seven starts and Toronto is now just 1-5 in their last six AL East games.

Tampa

Tampa has won five straight home games and five of its last six division games. The Rays have actually won 10 of their last 13 games overall.

Prediction:

The Rays seem to have some momentum going right now. While their hitting hasn’t always been at a high level, their pitching has managed to keep them in games lately. I think Faria will be able to have a strong start against this Toronto team that is struggling at the plate as well.

 

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -110

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