Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction
Can the Tampa Bay Rays continue their hot streak tonight when they welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to town at 7:10PM ET?
919 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 920 Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, August 5, 2019
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are the heavy favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -250 to win. The Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +215 to win, while the over/under total is set at 8 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 81 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 stumble in Baltimore
Toronto was on a nice five-game win streak last week, but then lost their last two games in Baltimore this weekend. The Blue Jays are 45-69 overall, 25-35 on the road and 55-55 with the over/under total. Toronto has Jacob Waguespack on the mound today. He is 2-1 on the season with a 4.80 ERA.
The Blue Jays are putting up 4.48 runs per game this season while batting .237 as a team. On the mound, Toronto has a 4.75 team ERA with a 1.44 team WHIP. Freddy Galvis is leading the team with 22 doubles, 18 home runs and 54 RBI. Vlad Guerrero Jr. is having a great second half so far and now has 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 49 RBI for the season.
Rays on fire
Tampa is riding a six-game win streak coming into tonight’s game after a pair of wins over Miami this weekend. The Rays have scored at least six runs in seven straight games. Tampa is now 65-48 overall, 30-26 at home and 54-50 with the under. The Rays send Charlie Morton to the mound today. He is 12-3 on the year with a 2.78 ERA.
The Rays are slowly climbing up the hitting rankings. They are putting up 4.75 runs per game while batting .256 as a team. On the mound, Tampa is one of the best in the league. The Rays have a 3.58 team ERA with a 1.17 WHIP. They also have 1,093 strikeouts. Austin Meadows is leading the team with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 53 RBI. Avisail Garcia is adding 18 doubles, 14 home runs and 51 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last seven road games, but just 7-16 in their last 23 division games.
The Rays have won six straight against right-handed starters and they are 22-5 in their last 27 Monday games.
Tampa has won seven of the nine meetings with Toronto this year. Morton has been one of the team’s best starters. He has struggled a little as of late, but has also faced the Red Sox and Yankees in his last three starts. Morton will welcome seeing Toronto today. He has a 1.93 ERA against the Jays this year. Waguespack has appeared in six games and he has given up six runs over nine innings against the Rays this year. I just don’t see Toronto stopping this Tampa train today.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (-125)