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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Picks & Betting Tips - Blue Jays To Win On The Road

  • Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays tips for Monday
  • First pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m. (EST) at Tropicana Field
  • Blue Jays to start left-hander Robby Ray (12-5, 2.64 ERA, 1.01 WHIP)
  • Rays slated to counter with right-hander Shane Baz (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Picks & Betting Tips  


Toronto (84-65) sits in sole possession of the final wild card spot. The Blue Jays are 1.0 games behind fourth-place Boston. They hold a 1.5 game advantage over the Yankees and a 2.0 game edge over the A’s. 

The Blue Jays have won two straight and are 7-3 in the last 10.  Toronto is 41-34 on the road and 63-45 vs. RHPs. 

Ray is coming off a 7.0 inning one-run performance against Tampa at Toronto where he allowed four hits and struck out 13. He has permitted three or fewer runs in 10 straight games.

Tampa Bay has the best record in the AL and is on the verge of claiming its second consecutive East Division crown and third ever overall. Meanwhile, Toronto is continuing to fight for its playoff life.

Tampa Bay (92-57) holds a 6.5 game lead in the AL East over Toronto with a magic number of 6. 

The Rays have lost two straight and are 4-6 in their last 10. Tampa Bay is 47-28 at home and 34-27 vs. LHPs.

Baz is a 22-year-old who is making his Major League debut. The Rays’ top pitching prospect was 5-4 with a 2.06 ERA at AA and AAA. 

Head To Head


Toronto has won three of the last four games against Tampa Bay and leads the season-series 9-7.

The teams have split their six contests at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay has outscored Toronto 68-67 in the series, including 22-15 at home.

Toronto Blue Jays Form


Toronto won the final two games of their home series with Minnesota, outscoring the Twins 14-12. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 5-3 on Sunday as they scored all five runs in the opening frame. 

The Blue Jays have won three of four and are 15-3 in September, outscoring their opponents 134-73.

The Blue Jays offense is averaging 7.2 runs over the last 15 games while compiling a slash line of .293/.373/.550.

Toronto’s pitching staff has compiled a 12-3 record over this 15 game-stretch with a 3.46 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and .207 OBA.

Tampa Bay Rays Form


Tampa Bay split its four-game home series with Detroit, losing the final two games. The Rays fell to the Tigers 2-0 on Sunday as they left seven runners on base. 

The Rays are 8-10 in September, outscoring their opponents 86-85.

Tampa’s offense is averaging 4.2 runs over the 14 games with a slash line of .246/.312/.435.

The Rays’ pitching staff has compiled a 6-8 record over this 14-game stretch with a 4.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and .265 OBA.

Verdict

Toronto enters the game in outstanding form. The Blue Jays have been raking at the plate lately and they have crushed right-handers (.829 OPS). Plus, Ray has been fantastic against the Rays, posting a 2-1 record with a 1.85 ERA and limiting the Rays to .169 batting average with a 15-to-1 K/BB ratio. The 29-year-old has only allowed three runs in 13 innings at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay is not in great form. The Rays have struggled at the plate at home and their bullpen have struggled this month, compiling a 4.26 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP, which is the team’s worst since the the first month of the season. Plus, Baz has a extremely difficult matchup for his Major League debut.

Best Bet: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline @-135.14 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units

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