Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/12/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Tampa Bay Rays finish off a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays when the two close out their series today at 1:07PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

969 Tampa Bay Rays at 970 Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1:07PM ET – Rogers Centre


Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -125 to prevail. The Rays are listed with a money line of +115 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 88 percent going on Toronto 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.

Rays take first two

The Rays opened the series on Friday with a dominant 7-0 win over Toronto and followed it up with a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Tampa is now 60-57 overall and 26-33 on the road. Tampa is putting up 4.23 runs per game this season while allowing 4.15 per contest.

Tampa will go with another reliever to start today as Tyler Glasgow takes the mound. He is making his third start and 37th appearance of the year. Glasgow carries a 4.14 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP. He has amassed 86 strikeouts and 35 walks over 63.0 innings of work.

Blue Jays drop another

Toronto had a better pitching effort on Saturday, allowing just three runs, but the Blue Jays bats were largely silent in the loss. They have lost five of their last six coming into Sunday. Toronto is now 52-64 overall and 28-32 at home. Toronto is putting up 4.51 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.13 per game.

Marcus Stroman gets the start for Toronto this evening. He is making his 17th start of the season for the Jays and has a 4-8 record with a 5.20 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Stroman has pitched 91.2 innings this year and has 72 strikeouts with 33 walks.

MLB Betting Trends


The Rays are just 9-20 in their last 29 road games and 7-18 in their last 25 games against a right-handed starter.


The Blue Jays are just 1-7 in their last eight at home and 1-5 in their last six against a winning team.


The Rays have looked good in this series and are trying to get some momentum for the last quarter of the season. Stroman had a very surprising outing against Boston earlier this week, pitching seven innings while allowing just two hits and no earned runs. Still, those numbers aren’t anything like what he has been doing all year. I think Tampa can find some runs off him while their pitching continues to silence the Jays.


The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +115


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction Game 1 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Braves will take place on Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. Will the Dodgers earn a 1-0 series lead or are the Braves the...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros MLB Prediction Following the Astros’ come-from-behind victory last night against the Red Sox, Houston will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday afternoon when these two teams...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the ALCS is set for 8:07 p.m. ET on Friday when the Astros host the Red Sox on FOX. With Chris Sale set to oppose Framber Valdez, which side has the edge...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Giants Game 5 Prediction It all comes down to Thursday night in San Francisco when the Giants host their bitter rivals the Dodgers for Game 5 of the NLDS at 9:07 p.m. ET. Which team will...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Dodgers Game 4 Prediction The Giants are on the verge of eliminating the Dodgers and punching their ticket to the NLCS following their 1-0 win in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday night. Is San...