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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-34) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (41-38)
Date: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
Time: 3:07 PM ET
Venue: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY
Projected Pitchers: Shane McClanahan (TB) vs. Ross Stripling (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -120 Blue Jays +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5, Blue Jays +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The Rays will be in Buffalo to face the Blue Jays for game 2 Saturday at 3:07 ET. Game 1 is being played Friday at 7:07 ET.
These teams met back in May and the Rays won all 4 of the games.
Shane McClanahan will go for the Rays and Ross Stripling will go for the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have had an impressive year so far, but they have cooled down a bit. They have lost their last 3 games.
The Rays have slipped out of first place and now sit at 2nd place with a record of 47-34. The Red Sox lead them by 3.5 games.
Tampa Bay got swept in a 2 game series against the Nationals this week. Washington won by a score of 15-6 on Wednesday. The Nationals outscored them 19-9 in those 2 games.
Wednesday was a bullpen game for the Rays and they really struggled. Michael Wacha went 3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs.
Shane McClanahan has been ok so far this year. He is 3-2 with a 4.09 ERA. His last start was against the Angels on Sunday and he looked good. The lefty went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Tampa won this game 13-3.
The pitching for this team has been good. They have a 3.58 ERA which is 8th best in baseball.
The offense has done a good job with scoring runs. They are scoring 4.90 runs per game which is 8th best in baseball.
Austin Meadows, Randy Arozarena, and Wander Franco are some key names in their lineup.
This club has hit 99 home runs which is 15th best in baseball.
Toronto Blue Jays
This Blue Jays have not played bad this year, but they have yet to find consistency in their play. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
With a record of 41-38, they sit at 3rd place in the American League East. The Red Sox are 8.5 games ahead of them.
Toronto lost 2 out of 3 to the Mariners. Seattle won by a score of 7-2 on Thursday. The Mariners scored 19 runs and the Blue Jays scored 18 runs in that series.
Hyun Jin Ryu went 4 innings and gave up 4 earned runs on Thursday.
Ross Stripling has been pitching better as of late. He is 3-4 with a 4.27 ERA. His last start was against the Orioles on Sunday where he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Toronto won this game 5-2.
The pitching for this team has been improving. They have a 4.01 ERA which is 14th best in baseball.
The offense for this team has been very good. They are scoring 5.13 runs per game which is 3rd best in baseball.
This team has hit 118 home runs which is best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 4-10 in their last 14 games overall.
- Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
- Rays are 0-8 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. the American League East.
- Blue Jays are 8-3 in their last 11 games overall.
- Blue Jays are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 teams that need to start playing better if they want to gain any ground on the Red Sox. I feel this has the chance to be a good series.
The Rays are the better team, but I am not sold that they will win this one. I feel more confident with the Blue Jays in this one.
Ross Stripling will need to pitch well in order to shut down this Tampa offense and I believe he has the ability to do that. I look for the Jays to do enough against McClanahan and get this win.
I will take the Blue Jays as +105 dogs at home.
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