Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Online, Las Vegas Odds, Picks, Predictions

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS TAMPA BAY RAYS
10-19, 5th in American League East May 6, 4:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 15-16, 4th in American League East
Toronto at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 4:10 PM ET, Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet (Toronto), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (1-1, 2.43 ERA) vs. Rays RH Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 3.50)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Toronto Blue Jays [M. Estrada -R] +1½ -180 +120 Ov 7½ -125
Tampa Bay Rays [J. Odorizzi -R] -1½ +160 -130 Un 7½ +105
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.

The Blue Jays will trot Marco Estrada out to the mound in this one. Right hander Estrada has a 1-1 record and a 2.43 ERA this season.

It’ll be Jake Odorizzi toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Right hander Odorizzi is 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA so far this season.

Estrada has strung together four straight strong outings since a loss at Tampa Bay, allowing three runs combined over 26 innings, but managed just one victory during that stretch. The 33-year-old Mexican gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings in the earlier matchup with Rays and is 1-5 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 appearances (seven starts) against Tampa Bay in his career. Corey Dickerson is 5-for-11 with a homer versus Estrada, who has completed at least six innings in five of six starts in 2017.

Odorizzi limited Miami to two runs (one earned) on a pair of hits over five innings Monday in his first start since April 15 due to a hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list. The 27-year-old Illinois native gave up two runs on two hits over six innings to beat the Blue Jays on April 9, improving to 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 12 career games against Toronto. Devon Travis is 6-for-15 versus Odorizzi, who boasts 14 strikeouts and just four walks in 18 innings this season but has surrendered four homers.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales looks to continue his power surge at Tropicana Field this season when his Toronto Blue Jays visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday for the second of a three-game set. Morales is 7-for-20 with three doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs in five contests at Tampa Bay in 2017 after going deep twice Friday as the Blue Jays rallied for an 8-4 victory.

Justin Smoak also homered in the series opener for Toronto to extend his hitting streak to six games (9-for-23) while leadoff batter Kevin Pillar recorded three hits and an RBI to hit safely for the fourth straight contest (7-for-18). Marco Estrada hopes to register his fifth consecutive quality start for the Blue Jays and he will oppose fellow right-hander Jake Odorizzi on Saturday as the clubs play for the ninth time in a little over a month (4-4 in the first eight). The Rays’ bullpen allowed five runs in the eighth inning as they lost for the third time in four games at home. Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria, who has been bothered by a foot injury of late, had three hits Friday after going 4-for-37 in his previous nine contests.

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Toronto:
Team record: 10-19 SU
Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 15-16 SU
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay Sunday, May 7

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Tampa Bay CF Kevin Kiermaier left Friday’s game with a right hand injury, but X-rays were negative and he is considered day-to-day.

2. Toronto RF Jose Bautista is 5-for-28 with 11 strikeouts – four on Friday – against the Rays this season.

3. Rays SS Tim Beckham is 10-for-32 with four homers and nine RBIs over the last eight contests.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -130 and the game will stay under 7½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.
PREDICTION: Blue Jays 4, Rays 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
TOR TEAM TB
3.97 RUNS 4.29
4.62 RUNS AGNST 4.23
-0.66 DIFF 0.06
-$1,088 MONEY -$85
4.39 TEAM ERA 3.77
8.24 OFF HITS 8.10
3.14 OFF WALKS 4.23
8.86 OFF Ks 9.97
9.10 DEF HITS 8.23
3.66 DEF WALKS 3.32
8.72 DEF Ks 7.06
INJURIES
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Gavin Floyd P 15-Day Disabled List
TAMPA BAY RAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Toronto’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.0 11 4.2 9
Toronto’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 4.7 4 4.3 10
Toronto’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 11 4.9 3
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Toronto’s Overall Defense 4.3 9 4.6 11
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Toronto’s Road Defense 5.1 3 5.1 12
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Toronto’s Road ERA Allowed 4.0 10 4.1 6
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BLUE JAYS
Blue Jays have allowed the third most runs in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
RAYS
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.

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