Blue Jays vs. Rays MLB Prediction

Blue Jays vs. Rays, 7/9/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

American League East rivals open a new series in Tampa on Friday when the Blue Jays visit the Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Blue Jays have had all sorts of issues at Tropicana Field in previous meetings with the Rays but with Alex Manoah on the hill in the opener, will that be the case tonight?

Game Snapshot

917 Toronto Blue Jays (+120) at 918 Tampa Bay Rays (-130); o/u 9

7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, July 9, 2021

Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL

Toronto Blue Jays DFS SPIN

Bo Bichette went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Blue Jays crushed the Orioles 10-2 on Wednesday. Bichette's 16th homer of the year was actually his first in nine games against Baltimore this season. He's raised his average to .295 by going 21-for-53 (.396) in his last 13 games.

Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin

Randy Arozarena doubled and scored a run while collecting two walks during the Rays victory over the Indians on Wednesday during game two of their doubleheader. The 26-year-old has failed to reach the lofty expectations that his preseason average draft position required, but he is having a solid season nonetheless. Arozarena is batting .253 with 10 home runs and 11 stolen bases over 308 at-bats, which is not amazing but still very productive. The Rays outfielder is batting just .170 over the last 15 games, so perhaps the all-star break is coming at just the right time.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Betting Prediction

The Blue Jays are 41-86 in their last 127 visits to Tropicana Field and are 20-41 in their last 61 games versus the Rays overall. The Blue Jays have also lost 10 of their last 14 games versus a left-handed starter and are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning record. The Rays, meanwhile, have won four straight games, are 4-0 in their last four games versus a team with a winning record and are 72-31 in their last 103 home games.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -130

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