MLB Matchups  >>  Toronto vs. Tampa Bay Preview 09/04/2014


The Tampa Bay Rays will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to starter Mark Buehrle in this one. Left hander Buehrle is 11-9 this season with a 3.50 ERA.

The Rays will counter Buehrle with Jake Odorizzi. Right hander Odorizzi has a 4.03 ERA to go along with a 10-11 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 133-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

The Blue Jays were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team record: 71-67
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay:
Team record: 67-73
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Next up:
Toronto at Boston Friday, September 5
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore Friday, September 5