Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays were able to lock down the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. Will they be able to follow that up with another win tonight at 7:10PM ET?
967 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 968 Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -185 to win, while the Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +170 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 64 percent going on the Blue Jays 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 unable to sustain winning
Following a 10-1 win at home over San Diego on Sunday, Toronto was unable to get back-to-back wins in an 8-3 loss at Tampa on Monday. The Jays are just 1-5 in their last six games. Toronto is 21-33 on the year, 11-15 on the road and 28-25 with the under. Clayton Richard gets the start for the Jays tonight. He is 0-0 on the season with a 2.25 ERA.
The Jays couldn’t get started on Monday, falling behind early before mustering a few runs late in the game. Toronto had two errors and finished with just four hits. Aaron Sanchez took the loss by giving up one run on six hits over three innings. He is now 3-5 on the season. Jonathan Davis drove in two runs for the Blue Jays in the loss while Freddy Galvis had one hit, a RBI and scored two runs.
Tampa picking up steam
The Rays are on a three-game win streak now following the victory over the Blue Jays on Monday. They have won five of their last six games. Tampa is 21-33 on the season, 14-11 at home and 27-22 with the under. The Rays have Ryne Stanek on the mound tonight. He is 0-1 on the year with a 3.18 ERA.
Yonny Chirinos earned his sixth win of the season on Monday, pitching five hitless innings with two walks and seven strikeouts. Austin Meadows had a home run, three hits and drove in three runs. Travis d’Arnaud added three hits and scored three runs for the Rays while Daniel Robertson drove in two.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 2-6 in their last eight Game 2’s of a series.
The Rays are 6-1 in their last seven Tuesday games and 17-5 in Stanek’s last 22 home starts.
The Rays have won three of four meetings with the Blue Jays this season and five of the last six in this series, dating back to last year. The Rays have also won Stanek’s last three starts, as he has pitched four scoreless innings to get them started. Richard has made just one start, pitching four innings and allowing one run to Boston. Richard may be able to pitch well for Toronto early, but I don’t trust the Jays bullpen and their lackluster hitting.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -185