Blue Jays vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Rays erased a two-run deficit to beat the Blue Jays in the AL East rivals’ series opener on Monday night. Will Tampa make it two in a row versus its divisional foes or will Toronto even the series at 7:10 p.m. ET tonight?
969 Toronto Blue Jays (+100) at 970 Tampa Bay Rays (-110); o/u 8
7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Toronto Blue Jays DFS Notes
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a loss to the Rays on Monday. The sensational season for Semien continues, albeit in a loss. The former Oakland slugger turned a 6-2 game into a 6-4 deficit when he took an ineffective David Robertson in the ninth inning. In a year where Semien struggled to get serious offers -- including a layaway offer from the A's -- all Semien has done is hit 41 homers, driven in 97 runs and posted an OPS of .884.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a victory on Monday over the Blue Jays. Kiermaier's steal is the ninth of the season. The 31-year-old singled three times and came around to score a run on a Yandy Díaz three-run homer. Kiermaier was awful in the first half, but has performed well enough to post a respectable -- if far from spectacular -- .253/.315/.373 slash. That speaks more to how bad he was at the start of the season than anything.
Blue Jays vs. Rays MLB Betting Prediction
The Blue Jays are just 42-89 in their last 131 games against the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Rays, meanwhile, are 42-15 in their last 57 games versus American League East rivals, are 53-20 in their last 73 games coming off a win and are 40-15 in their last 55 games as a home favorite. Tampa is also 39-16 in its last 55 games as a favorite of any kind and is 46-19 in tis last 65 games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -110