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MLB Predictions: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays

MLB Predictions: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
The Toronto Blue Jays (10-19) finally have 10 wins, and look for their 11th against the TB Rays (15-16) on Saturday afternoon. The Jays start Marco Estrada, who looks to continue his recent dominance, and the Rays start Jake Odorizzi, who has a great record against the Jays. First pitch is at 4:10pm ET from Tropicana Field.

Blue Jays at TB Rays MLB Odds

MLB - Regular
Sunday 07 May
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays

TOR @ TBR

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The Toronto Blue Jays (10-19) look to continue their push to replace the Rays (15-16) from 4th place in the AL East on Saturday in the second game of a 3 game set. After an 8-4 away win at Tropicana Field, they’re definitely regaining the confidence needed to be contenders. The Rays will try to stop the bleeding after losing 3 of 4 home games, and keep the Jays as basement dwellers. 

Offense finally came to the surface on Friday for the Jays, after being submerged in a mire of strikeouts and groundouts. They were down but not out, rallying to finish the game with 8 runs. Justin Smoak homered to extend his hitting streak to 6 games, going 9 for 23 in that span. Kevin Pillar also contributed with 3 hits and an RBI to extend his streak to 4 games, going 7 for 18 in that span.

Kendrys Morales was the offensive juggernaut the Jays were looking for though, as he belted 2 home runs in the game. He’s been dominant at Tropicana recently, going 7 for 20 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs, and 10 RBIs in 5 games this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to minimize using their bullpen, as they got rocked last night for 5 runs in the 8th inning. Bad news also because they lost Kevin Kiermaier after he was struck in the hand by a Francisco Liriano pitch. It is uncertain whether it will have lasting effects. The good news is Evan Longoria has picked up his game again, getting 3 hits on Friday after going 4 for 37 in his last 9 games because of a foot injury.

Marco Estrada (1-1, 2.43 ERA) starts for the Blue Birds. He’s played phenomenally recently, allowing only 3 runs over 26 innings in 4 games, and only coming out of it with 1 win. He struck out 29, and only walked 6 total over those games. His record against the Rays though is cause for concern. In 11 starts, he’s gone 1-5 against them, with a decent 3.31 ERA, but hasn’t often gotten the run support he needs. He’s already lost to the Rays this year, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings.

Tampa Bay counters with Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 3.50 ERA). After returning from a hamstring injury, the right hander was held to only 5 innings in his start against the Marlins. He only allowed 2 runs, one of which was unearned. Against the Blue Jays, Odorizzi took advantage of their anemic offense, and beat them on April 9th, allowing only 2 runs on 2 hits for the win.

Odorizzi does have a great record against Canada’s team. He’s 4-2, with a 3.24 ERA in 12 career starts against them, but has given up 10 home runs to them. If he performs well, he’ll be able to pitch more innings today than his last outing. Blue Jay Devon Travis is 6 for 15 against the right hander.

Toronto Blue Jays (+105) SportsInteraction

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This is quite an interesting game. There are many factors at play here, and a lot of them are contradictory. The trends are definitely not our friend for this game, as they show that the Jays are 0-5 in Estrada’s last 5 starts against the Rays. They do happen to be 4-1 in their last 5 against a right handed starter.

These are the main factors though. Estrada does struggle against the Rays, but he’s been playing really well recently. Conversely, Odorizzi has great numbers against the Jays, but has given up a large number of home runs against them. Add this to the fact their offense has been on the rise and it might spell trouble for the Rays.

Records do mean something. The Blue Jays were projected to have one of the best records in the league. That certainly won’t happen, but they won’t stay at the bottom of the table forever. Look for them to ride yesterday’s upset win and take this game also, and possibly sweep it tomorrow. Their offense will shine tonight, and even if Estrada doesn’t continue his recent dominance, they’ll still outslug the Rays. Take the Toronto Blue Jays at +105 at Sports Interaction.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 01 May
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 1 New York Yankees +175 -175 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 5 - 2 Boston Red Sox +120 -141 Odds
AEI Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -116 -105 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 1 - 7 Detroit Tigers -141 +120 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 2 Miami Marlins +130 -152 Odds
FT New York Mets 7 - 5 Atlanta Braves -111 -111 Odds
FT PHI 10 - 2 Chicago Cubs +153 -161 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 2 - 6 Houston Astros +185 -227 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 6 Kansas City Royals +175 -179 Odds
AEI Milwaukee Brewers 7 - 5 St. Louis Cardinals +135 -156 Odds
FT SFG 4 - 3 Los Angeles Dodgers +225 -227 Odds
Tuesday 02 May
FT ARI 6 - 3 Montreal Expos +125 -147 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 5 - 11 New York Yankees +167 -192 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 2 - 5 Boston Red Sox +190 -233 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 12 - 3 Cincinnati Reds +130 -152 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 5 Detroit Tigers -132 +110 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 Miami Marlins +100 -120 Odds
FT New York Mets 7 - 9 Atlanta Braves -120 +100 Odds
FT PHI 3 - 8 Chicago Cubs +175 -213 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 7 - 8 Houston Astros +125 -147 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 1 - 9 Minnesota Twins +110 -132 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 6 - 0 Kansas City Royals -105 -116 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 1 - 2 St. Louis Cardinals +165 -185 Odds
FT SFG 5 - 13 Los Angeles Dodgers +165 -169 Odds
AEI Los Angeles Angels 6 - 4 Seattle Mariners +128 -135 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 6 San Diego Padres +100 -106 Odds
Wednesday 03 May
FT ARI 1 - 2 Montreal Expos +125 -147 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 8 New York Yankees -115 +116 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 10 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -132 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 2 - 4 Boston Red Sox +125 -139 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 2 - 7 Cincinnati Reds -106 +102 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 3 - 2 Detroit Tigers -156 +135 Odds
FT New York Mets 16 - 5 Atlanta Braves -147 +125 Odds
FT PHI 4 - 5 Chicago Cubs +200 -244 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 1 - 10 Houston Astros +170 -200 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 4 - 7 Minnesota Twins +115 -110 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 6 Kansas City Royals +150 -159 Odds
Ppd Milwaukee Brewers 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals +137 -147 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 7 - 8 Seattle Mariners +100 -120 Odds
AEI SFG 4 - 1 Los Angeles Dodgers +150 -172 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 11 - 3 San Diego Padres -123 +113 Odds
Thursday 04 May
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 2 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -105 -116 Odds
FT ARI 2 - 4 Montreal Expos +257 -270 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 8 - 5 Minnesota Twins -105 -116 Odds
Ppd Cleveland Indians 13:10 Detroit Tigers -109 +100 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 10 - 4 Houston Astros +140 -161 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 8 - 3 Kansas City Royals +140 -147 Odds
AEI PHI 4 - 5 Chicago Cubs +167 -192 Odds
AEI Colorado Rockies 3 - 2 San Diego Padres +105 -125 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 8 - 3 Boston Red Sox +105 -125 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 1 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +108 -118 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 5 - 4 St. Louis Cardinals +135 -156 Odds
Ppd New York Mets 19:35 Atlanta Braves +105 -125 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 3 - 11 Seattle Mariners +140 -161 Odds
Friday 05 May
FT New York Yankees 3 - 2 Chicago Cubs +121 -135 Odds
FT SFG 3 - 13 Cincinnati Reds +113 -120 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 0 - 4 Pittsburgh Pirates +110 -132 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 2 - 4 Baltimore Orioles +165 -185 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 2 PHI -167 +145 Odds
AEI Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +135 -156 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 7 - 8 New York Mets -111 -111 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 10 - 0 Atlanta Braves +104 -114 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 3 - 4 Minnesota Twins -167 +145 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 1 - 3 Kansas City Royals -175 +155 Odds
FT ARI 6 - 3 Colorado Rockies -105 -116 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 7 - 2 Oakland Athletics +114 -115 Odds
AEI Houston Astros 7 - 6 Los Angeles Angels -130 +122 Odds
AEI Texas Rangers 3 - 1 Seattle Mariners -115 +110 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 8 - 2 San Diego Padres -182 +160 Odds
Saturday 06 May
FT Boston Red Sox 11 - 1 Minnesota Twins -135 +120 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 1 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -132 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 3 - 1 Kansas City Royals +101 -106 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 5 - 6 Baltimore Orioles +190 -233 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 6 - 2 PHI +100 -120 Odds
AEI Milwaukee Brewers 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +153 -161 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 3 Atlanta Braves +100 -120 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 11 New York Mets +133 -141 Odds
FT SFG 2 - 14 Cincinnati Reds +125 -147 Odds
FT New York Yankees 11 - 6 Chicago Cubs +110 -132 Odds
FT ARI 1 - 9 Colorado Rockies +115 -135 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 10 - 2 San Diego Padres -227 +210 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 5 - 6 Oakland Athletics +105 -125 Odds
FT Houston Astros 1 - 2 Los Angeles Angels -125 +105 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 2 - 8 Seattle Mariners -105 -116 Odds
Sunday 07 May
Toronto Blue Jays 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays +129 -132 Odds
Miami Marlins 13:10 New York Mets +122 -127 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 13:35 Atlanta Braves -120 +115 Odds
Milwaukee Brewers 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates +120 -125 Odds
Chicago White Sox 13:35 Baltimore Orioles +113 -118 Odds
Boston Red Sox 14:10 Minnesota Twins -164 +163 Odds
Cleveland Indians 14:15 Kansas City Royals +100 -104 Odds
Montreal Expos 14:35 PHI -123 +119 Odds
ARI 15:10 Colorado Rockies +110 -115 Odds
Houston Astros 15:37 Los Angeles Angels +104 -109 Odds
Detroit Tigers 16:05 Oakland Athletics +101 -105 Odds
Texas Rangers 16:10 Seattle Mariners Odds
SFG 16:10 Cincinnati Reds -108 +102 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:40 San Diego Padres -132 +126 Odds
New York Yankees 20:05 Chicago Cubs +124 -130 Odds

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