MLB Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays Preview 05/22/2013

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Rogers Centre.

The Rays will give the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one. Righthander Hellickson is 2-2 this season with a 5.82 ERA.

The Blue Jays will counter Hellickson with Mark Buehrle. Lefthander Buehrle has a 6.33 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game's total is sitting at 10.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

TEAM RECORDS:
Tampa Bay: 24-21 SU
Toronto: 18-27 SU
TAMPA BAY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

TORONTO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 15 games

NEXT UP:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Friday, May 24
Toronto home to Baltimore, Thursday, May 23