Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays used pitching to pick up another win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Can the Rays win a third straight in the series tonight at 7:10PM ET?
921 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 922 Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, May 29, 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 -220 to win, while the Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +200 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 7.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 78 percent going on the Rays at home. 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 drop another
Toronto suffered a second straight loss on Tuesday night, 3-1, at Tampa. The Jays have lost six of their last seven games. Toronto is 21-34 on the year, 11-16 on the road and 29-25 with the under. Trent Thornton takes the mound for the Blue Jays this evening. He is 1-4 on the season with a 4.42 ERA.
Clayton Richard lasted just four innings on the mound for Toronto on Tuesday, allowing two runs on just three hits. He walked four while striking out three. Toronto finished the game with six hits, with just two being extra bases. Justin Smoak led the Jays with two hits while Brandon Drury drove in the lone run.
Rays win four straight
Tampa Bay has won four straight and six of its last seven games thanks to the 3-1 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Tampa is 33-19 on the season, 15-11 at home and 28-22 with the under. The Rays have Blake Snell on the mound this evening. He is 3-4 on the season with a 3.07 ERA.
Tampa used impressive pitching to get the win on Tuesday. Ryne Stanek started the game and pitched two scoreless innings. Ryan Yarbrough got the win by pitching 3.2 innings of scoreless ball. He is now 4-1 on the season. Diego Castillo got his sixth save of the year despite giving up the lone run. At the plate, Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows both homered for the Rays.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 9-28 in their last 37 Wednesday games and 4-10 in their last 14 road games.
The Rays are 54-25 in their last 79 home games and 39-18 in their last 57 home games against a right-handed starter.
The Rays have been able to really lock down the Toronto hitters thus far in the series and I would expect more of the same today. Blake Snell is rolling along, giving up just four runs over his last four starts. He has 78 strikeouts and 15 walks over 10 starts. Thornton hasn’t been awful for the Jays, but I don’t think he can pitch well enough to overcome the lack of run support he is likely to get today. The Jays just aren’t producing at the plate and they are facing another good arm today.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -220