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Looking for Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays free plays? MLB betting sees the Rays taking on the Jays on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
(60-82) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (78-63)
Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Fransisco Liriano
MLB Moneyline Odds: Jays -153, Rays +141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Toronto -1.5 (+135)
MLB Betting Total: 9
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have had an okay season, being in last place in toughest division in baseball. They seem to always play well against the Blue Jays (whether they are good or bad), winning their last series against them in TB.
3B Evan Longoria and 2B Logan Forsythe have been having great offensive seasons.
It is questionable whether 1B Logan Morrison will play in this game, since he left the last game with a left wrist strain. He is not having a strong season but can be dangerous.
The Rays have their best starting pitcher for this game, righthander Jake Odorizzi. His ERA is 3.86 and he has a WHIP of 1.23. As good as he is he has trouble with the long ball, he has allowed 25 home runs this season.
Since he’s joined the Rays, his ERA has gone up and down with 2015 being his best season so far, finishing with an ERA of 3.36 – there is not a lot of time left to try and best that mark.
This will be the fifth time he has pitched against the Blue Jays this season. The results have been mixed but you can bet he is well aware of how dangerous they can be.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are having a good season but after some recent struggles they are in second place in the A.L East, 2 games behind Boston.
1B Edwin Encarnacion and 3B Josh Donaldson have had strong offensive seasons, but right now they are trending in different directions. Eddie is red hot while Donaldson has struggled this past week when they have needed him the most.
The Jays have not played very well against the Rays this season though, having only one winning series against them.
The Jays starting pitcher for this game is Francisco Liriano, who got traded to the Jays in the middle of the season, from Pittsburgh.
He has not played well with the Jays, with an ERA of 5.27, and giving up 24 hits and 16 runs in just 24.2 innings pitched heading into Sunday.
He has a 1-1 win-loss record with the Jays over 6 starts.
Relievers Jason Grilli( 5-5, ERA 3.61) and Roberto Osuna(2-2, ERA 2.36) are the ones that will probably follow him after he gets taken out of the game, overall their numbers are good but they have not been sharp of late leading to the teams recent struggles.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 8-2 in Odorizzis last 10 starts with 5 days of rest.
- Rays are 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts.
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blue Jays are 57-28 in their last 85 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
This one is really hard to call. The Rays have nothing to play for other than spoiling the Jays season and they seem to enjoy doing that. Odorizzi is a pro and you have to expect he will perform.
The questions begin when he leaves the game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
The Jays bats came alive over the weekend and when Encarnacion is hot he can do a lot of damage, especially at the Rogers Centre.
If the rest of the lineup can just get a hit or two in a key moment this one will cruise over the total.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 7 – Tampa Bay 4
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