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2021 MLB Handicapping
(44-40) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (51-36)
Date: Friday, July 9th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Ross Stripling (TOR) vs. Shane McClanahan (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays +125 Rays -156
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Blue Jays +1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Blue Jays will be in Florida to take on the Rays for game 1 Friday at 7:10 ET.
These teams met last week and the Jays won 2 out of 3.
Ross Stripling is going for the Blue Jays and Shane McClanahan is going for the Rays.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have had a pretty good season so far. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
Their record is 44-40 and they are 3rd in the American League East. The Red Sox are 8 games ahead of them.
Toronto has split the first 2 games of the series against the Orioles. On Wednesday the Blue Jays won 10-2.
Hyun Jin Ryu went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Ross Stripling has been ok this year. He is 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA. His last start was against the Rays on Saturday when he went 5.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Blue Jays won this game 6-3.
The pitching has been much better as of late. They have a 3.97 ERA which is 12th best in the league.
Their offense has also been impressive. They are scoring 5.21 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
They are lead by first baseman Vladamir Guerrero Jr. He could potentially win the triple crown.
This club has hit 128 home runs which is best in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are having another impressive season. They have won 4 games in a row.
The Rays sit at 51-36 which puts them 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox are 2.5 games ahead of them.
Tampa just swept the Indians in 3 games. They won 4-0 on Wednesday. In those 3 games, the Rays scored 21 runs and allowed 9.
Michael Wacha went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Shane McClanahan has been solid so far. He is 3-3 with a 4.02 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays on Saturday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs.
Despite not having Tyler Glasnow, this team has done a good job with their pitching. They have a 3.61 ERA which is 7th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been quite effective. They are scoring 4.91 runs per game which is 9th best in the game.
Tampa Bay has hit 106 home runs which is 15th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Blue Jays are 4-10 in their last 14 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Blue Jays are 9-23 in their last 32 road games with the total set at 6.0 or higher.
- Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
- Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 38-14 in their last 52 games at home vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 72-31 in their last 103 home games.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
This has the chance to be a good series. Both of these teams are trying to gain ground on the Red Sox in the AL East. I feel better with the Rays in game 1.
Toronto is the more talented team, but the Rays have been playing more consistently. It is amazing how the Rays do so well when they do not have any true superstars on their team.
This could be a good pitchers duel. I look for McClanahan to pitch a good game and for the Rays to hit around Stripling.
I do not want to lay the moneyline in this one, so I will go with the Rays on the run line.
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