Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays were upended on the road yesterday in a high-scoring 12-inning affair at the Toronto Blue Jays. Can Tampa Bay bounce back with a win in today's series finale?
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Rogers Centre at 1:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -148 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are +138 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Sunday morning, 82 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Tampa Back. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rays falter late, fall in 12
Tampa Bay lost 10-9 in 12 innings Saturday at Toronto to drop to 59-48 overall and 31-22 on the road. The Rays led 9-3 in the eighth before allowing two runs in that inning and four more in the ninth to blow the advantage. Travis d'Arnaud paced the Tampa Bay offense as he finished 2-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Willy Adames went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Guillermo Heredia ended the game 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Emilio Pagan suffered the loss as he gave up one earned run on one hit with no strikeouts and two walks over 1 1/3 innings. Yonny Chirinos will start today for the Rays as he enters with an 8-5 record, 3.29 ERA and 1.02 WHIP plus 102 strikeouts over 117 2/3 innings.
Hernandez hits walk-off homer
The second solo home run of the game by Teoscar Hernandez in the bottom of the 12th inning sent host Toronto to a come-from-behind 10-9 victory in 12 innings Saturday. The two home runs were his only hits in six at-bats. Brandon Drury went 4-for-6 with two home runs and three RBIs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished 2-for-6 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Cavan Biggio was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and three walks. Daniel Hudson earned the win in relief as he struck out one in one perfect inning of work. Aaron Sanchez will start tonight for the Blue Jays as he comes in with a 3-14 record, 6.06 ERA and 1.72 WHIP with 89 strikeouts over 107 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 1-4 in their last five road games. Tampa Bay is 1-7 in the last eight Chirinos starts.
The Blue Jays are 1-7 in the last eight Sanchez home starts. Toronto is 5-13 in its last 18 games versus the AL East.
The pitching matchup here is extreme and while the Rays' bullpen might be taxed, Chirinos can be expected to go deeper in the game. Tampa Bay will be coming in salty after how yesterday's game finished and expect its offense to hit Sanchez hard as he's struggled all season. Go with the favorites here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -148