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(17-19) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (19-21)
Date: Wednesday May 18 2016
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs R.A. Dickey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This American League East lineup includes two teams in the middle of their division.
The Tampa Bay Rays are led by many new names this year, but also led by veteran Evan Longoria.
The Toronto Blue Jays seem to be struggling this year, especially when some people looked them to win the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays lineup isn’t going to put up 8 runs a game, but they are not the worst lineup in the league. They are led in hitting by Logan Forsythe. Forsythe is hitting .308 and has legged out 9 doubles so far this year.
Steven Souza Jr. is leading the team in home runs with 8, he is hitting .270 with 17 runs batted in. The veteran Evan Longoria leads this team in runs batted in with 19.
He has hit 7 dingers on the year with an average of .250.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sending Jake Odorizzi out to face the Jays.
Odorizzi has started 8 ball games this year, but stands with a record of 0-2 with a 3.83 E.R.A and 36 strikeouts. He got pretty beat up in his outing vs Oakland.
Odorizzi pitched in 3 innings of play, giving up 7 hits (3 home runs) and 5 earned runs. He walked 1 batter and struck out 2. Odorizzi looks to improve on this below average season he has had so far.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jay’s lineup has the potential to be the American League’s best, but it hasn’t looked like that thus far. The Jays have been struggling, and are led in hitting by Michael Saunders.
Saunders is currently hitting .317 with 15 extra base hits thus far. Behind him are the meat of this lineup with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion.
Donaldson, coming off his MVP year, is currently hitting .270 with team high 9 home runs and 21 RBI’s. Encarncion is leading the team in RBI’s with 29 on the year, also hitting .239 and has 7 dingers.
These two batters need to produce more consistently if they want to make a push at a AL pennant.
The Jays are sending former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the mound, but his Cy Young days seem to be long gone since going to Toronto. Dickey is currently 2-4 with a 4.31 E.R.A and 34 strikeouts.
Although he has struggled, he looked brilliant in his last start in Texas. Dickey threw 8 shutout innings while only giving up 3 hits. He walked 1 batter and struck out 6 in the victory.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-4-2 in Odorizzis last 18 road starts.
- Under is 9-2-1 in TOR last 12 on astroturf.
- Under is 6-2-1 in TOR last 9 home games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
This Jays lineup seems to be struggling for much of this season so far, but I see them turning it around. There is so much talent that heads this lineup I see it hard to believe that Odorizzi will be able to keep them in check.
He has not looked good in any start this season and I don’t see him changing against this lineup.
I’m taking the Blue Jays on Wednesday evening.
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Look for Dickey to continue his ways against this weak Tampa lineup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 3 Blue Jays 7
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