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(11-13) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (10-12)
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays continue to struggle at the plate and need to find some offense or their season will eventually become a lost cause.
The Blue Jays’ bats haven’t been much better, but with the reigning AL MVP and Jose Bautista, you know they’ll start hitting the ball soon.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays’ bats were the catalyst to their success last season, but those same bats seem to have gone cold during the early part of this season.
The Jays are middle of the road in runs, 22nd in hits and 22nd in batting average as Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki continue to struggle at the plate.
Josh Donaldson, last year’s AL MVP has been on fire with eight home runs and 20 RBI this year, but he isn’t getting much help from the rest of his mates.
Marcus Stroman will get the start in this one as he takes his 3-0 record on the road to face Jake Odorizzi and the struggling Tampa Bay Rays offense. Stroman may be 3-0, but he’s been bailed out by his offense a few times this year.
He comes in with a 4.37 ERA but an impressive 1.03 WHIP.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay has been miserable at the plate this season, especially in front of its home crowd. The Rays’ 3.3 runs per game rank 28th in the majors while their 7.3 hits per game rank 29th. They’re also last in the big leagues in batting average, runs and on-base percentage.
Jake Odorizzi will toe the rubber against the Jays and hopes to have the same success he did when he faced them on April 5.
In the season opener, Odorizzi went 5.2 innings and allowed just one earned run while striking out 10 Blue Jays in a no-decision.
Odorizzi has been phenomenal at home this year. In three starts at Tropicana Field, he’s allowed just two earned runs while striking out 17 batters in 17.2 innings pitched.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 8-9 vs. RHP.
- Blue Jays are 6-6 on the road.
- Blue Jays O/U is 4-13-1 vs. AL East.
- Rays are 7-9 vs. AL East.
- Rays O/U is 1-5-1 last 7 games.
- Rays are 6-10 vs. RHP.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction:
This game has all the makings of a low-scoring affair. The Rays’ bats are some of the worst in the majors, and Jake Odorizzi has been absolutely lethal at home. Toronto isn’t scoring many runs either, and Marcus Stroman will take his impressive 1.03 WHIP on the road against a team that’s dead last in almost every offensive category.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5
Both offenses aren’t very good and Jake Odorizzi has only allowed two earned runs in three home starts. As long as the bullpens don’t blow anything, this game may not total more than five runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 3-2
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