Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction
Can the Tampa Bay Rays earn back-to-back wins and develop a win streak when they host the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 12, 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 win streak snapped
Toronto had their four-game win streak come to an end on Monday in an 8-4 loss to the Rays. The Blue Jays are now 30-36 overall and 14-17 on the road. Toronto is averaging 4.59 runs per game this season while allowing 4.94 per contest.
Jaime Garcia is taking the mound for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Garcia has started 11 games this season and has a 5.57 ERA with a 1.56 WHIP. He has pitched 53.1 innings and has 50 strikeouts with 24 walks. Two of his last three starts have seen him give up just one run.
Rays grab a win
The Rays won for the second time in three games on Monday with their 8-4 win over the Jays. Tampa is now 30-35 overall and 13-16 at home. The Rays are putting up 4.12 runs per game and allowing 4.28 per contest.
Ryne Stanek gets the start for the Rays today as they return to their reliever for a starter option. He is 1-1 on the season with a 3.14 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. Stanek has 18 strikeouts with nine walks through 14.1 innings. He has had his last four appearances go scoreless.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 2-5 in their last seven games following a loss and 1-6 in their last seven road games. They are also just 1-4 in Garcia’s last five road starts.
The Rays have won four of their last five division games. They also are 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win.
I don’t care for this Tampa experiment with starting relievers. They have lost their last five games when Stanek pitches. It’s not that he has been bad himself, but it throws off the man that follows him, who comes out of the pen instead of starting. While Garcia has struggled this season, he has had some decent starts lately and I think he can silence the Tampa hitters.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -105