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(16-18) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (19-19)
Date: Monday, May 16th, 2016
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: The Rogers Center, Toronto, ON.
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs J.A. Happ
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Rays come into Toronto for 3 games on Monday, as they take on a team that looks to be turning things around.
The Rays have lost 4 of their last 5 games while the Jays have won 3 of their last 5, but 2 of the losses came in extra innings have late game comebacks.
The Jays look like they are starting to get the late game timely hitting we were used to last season and May has typically been proven to be a good month for the squad. They are trending upwards while the Rays are currently struggling.
Drew Smyly starts for the Rays with a 3.63 era and a record of 1-4. J.A. Happ is starting for the Jays who is 5-0 with a 2.05 era.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have not playing their best ball but they are always a team the Blue Jays seem to have some challenges against. They can hit the long ball, currently ranked 5th in the MLB with 47 home runs, just ahead of the Jays 45.
However, their team batting average is dead last at .223 and they average just 3.6 runs per game putting them 26th in the league.
Their run production has been slightly above this season average, as they’ve averaged 4.67 runs in their last 3 games and 4.5 runs in their last 10 games.
They’ve looked to turn this around, but the last time they faced Happ, they only put up 3 in 6.2 innings on April 30.
Smyly, who’s just 1-4 lost to the Jays on April 29th at home but only gave up 2 in 6 innings. The Jays went on to win that one 6-1. He’s had a pretty good start to the season with his only bad outing being his last outing, where he gave up 6 in 5 innings to the fiery Mariners.
He gave up 2 home runs and 10 hits that game.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are looking to get hot right now and it seemed like only a matter of time before their bats starting putting up big numbers again. They’ve scored 42 runs in their last 9 games, that’s 4.67 runs per game.
More importantly, they’ve won 3 of their last 5 games and 2 of their losses came with 9th inning heroics where they were able to force extras.
Overall, the Jays rank 9th in home runs with 45, 17th in runs per game with 4.1 and 23rd in team batting average.
The main difference as of late has been the middle of the order.
Tulo and Smoak have picked it up while Donaldson, Bautista and Edwin are not producing as expected. Saunders has been great all season, so if the big 3 can have a big game, the Jays may put up some big numbers.
Happ has been phenomenal this season with a 2.05 era, this puts him 5th in the AL. He’s given up just 1 run in his last 2 games, 15.2 innings.
The most runs he’s given up is 3 in any given outing this season, one of those outings was against the Rays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays totals have been over 3 of the last 4 games
- Rays have lost 4 of their last 5 games
- Rays have averaged 4.5 runs their last 10 games
- Jays totals have been under 4 of the last 6 games
- Jays have won 3 of their last 5 games
- Jays have averaged 4.5 runs in the last 4 games
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
Tampa has always proven to be challenging for the Jays, but the Jays won 2-1 in their series just a couple weeks ago in Tampa.
The Jays only loss came when Happ was on the mound but 3 runs was a worst case scenario for Happ so far.
Both teams are trending upwards in run production, but both teams have decent pitchers going. Since Happ has been extremely reliable this season, I’m giving the edge to the Jays in this game.
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Avoiding taking the over/under here. The Jays look to be turning things around offensively but they haven’t just yet.
The Rays have also turned it around offensively but they are up against Happ, the 5th best era in the AL. Take the over if the line is 7 or lower.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Jays 5-4
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