Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost two of their three games thus far in the four-game series at the Toronto Blue Jays. Can Tampa Bay salvage a split this afternoon in the series finale?
967 Tampa Bay Rays at 968 Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Rogers Centre at 1:07PM ET
TV: SNET (TOR)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rays are a -167 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +157 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Telez powers Jays to win
Rowdy Tellez finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in last night's 5-2 home win over the Rays. Aledmys Diaz was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Richard Urena ended the contest 1-for-2 plus a walk. Thomas Pannone picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. Ken Giles earned his 24th save of the season as he struck out one and walked one in a scoreless inning.
Tampa Bay hits two homers in defeat
Mallex Smith was 2-for-5 with a double and his 36th stolen base of the season in yesterday's loss. Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run plus a walk. C.J Cron was 1-for-3 with a walk. Willy Adames finished 2-for-4, while Jesus Sucre went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Tyler Glasnow suffered the loss as he allowed three earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
Blake Snell (20-5, 1.97 ERA) draws the start today for the Rays, while Toronto will counter with Ryan Borucki (4-4, 3.86).
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 24-7 in their last 31 games. Tampa Bay is 8-3 in its last 11 road games.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last eight games. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Snell is having one of the best seasons of any pitchers in baseball this season and is a serious AL Cy Young candidate. He should be able to mow down Toronto and give way to a bullpen that has done the job all season. Expect him to receive the necessary run support to send the visitors to a win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -167