Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction
The Toronto Blue Jays seem to be finding some positive momentum as they head south to face the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at 7:10PM ET. Will it continue?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Blue Jays and the Rays are getting odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays on a win streak
Toronto is on a hot streak thanks to a 4-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles at home this weekend. The Blue Jays are now 30-35 overall and 14-16 on the road. Toronto is averaging 4.60 runs per game this season while allowing 4.89 per contest.
Sam Gaviglio is the starter for Toronto tonight. He has started four games this season and appeared in six. He has a 2-1 record with a 2.51 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Gaviglio has 26 strikeouts and seven walks over 28.2 innings of work.
Rays in a major slide
The Rays have lost nine of their last 10 games heading into tonight’s contest following a 5-4 loss at home to Seattle on Sunday. Tampa is now 29-35 overall and 12-16 at home. The Rays are putting up 4.06 runs per game and allowing 4.28 per contest.
Ryan Yarbrough gets the start for Tampa tonight. He has appeared in 14 games this season while starting three of them. He is 4-2 on the season with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts with 19 walks over 58.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven Monday games, but they are just 5-16 in their last 21 games against a left-handed starter.
The Rays have won five straight Monday games and five of their last six against a team with a losing record. However, they are just 4-9 in their last 13 home games.
Yarbrough has been the guy to come in for the reliever-starter for Tampa in recent outings, but now he actually gets to start. I think he will do well against this Toronto lineup. The Jays have won four straight, but it was against a very poor Baltimore team and at home. I don’t think it continues on the road against a Tampa team that can actually pitch.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -105