Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Will the Tampa Bay Rays be able to go on the road and earn a needed win over the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 7:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:07PM ET – Rogers Centre
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on Tampa. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rays best the Orioles
The Rays managed to win two of three at home against Baltimore this week, with all three games being decided by 1 run. Tampa is 58-57 overall and 24-33 on the road. Tampa is putting up 4.21 runs per game this season while allowing 4.18 per contest.
Blake Snell is getting the start for the Rays tonight. He is making his 22nd start of the year and has a 12-5 record, a 2.27 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Snell has 137 strikeouts and 49 walks over 123.0 innings of work.
Blue Jays fall to Red Sox
The Blue Jays have lost three of their last four games following a series loss at home to the Red Sox this week. Toronto is now 52-62 overall and 28-30 at home. Toronto is putting up 4.55 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.11 per game.
Marco Estrada is on the mound for Toronto tonight. He has started 19 games this season and has a 5-8 record with a 4.65 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Estrada has logged 100.2 innings on the mound this year and has 74 strikeouts with 30 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won Snell’s last five starts on five days of rest. However, they are just 7-20 in their last 27 road games.
The Blue Jays are just 1-5 in their last six home games, but they have won six straight Friday games.
The Rays haven’t given Snell much help this year, scoring three runs or less in six of his last seven starts. I think that could be a problem tonight against Estrada, who has dropped his ERA by a whole run over the last few months. Estrada is coming off seven strong innings against the Mariners and I think he could have another good outing today. I like the Jays at home in a low-scoring game.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +105