MLB Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay vs. Toronto Preview 08/23/2014


If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.

right hander Jeremy Hellickson will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Hellickson is 1-2 this season with a 2.56 ERA.

It'll be Mark Buehrle toeing the rubber for the Blue Jays in this contest. Left hander Buehrle is 11-8 with a 3.37 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 8-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +113 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 63-65
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Team record: 65-63
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Next up:
Tampa Bay at Toronto Sunday, August 24