It’s an AL East matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. First pitch is set for 4:10 PM ET, and the game can be seen on BSSUN.

Yusei Kikuchi will get the start for the Blue Jays, while Zack Littell will take the mound for the Rays. Oddsmakers have the Rays as the slight favorite, with a money line of -129 compared to the Blue Jays at +108. The over/under line is currently set at 8.5 runs.

TAMPA BAY RAYS VS TORONTO BLUE JAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays Moneyline -129

This game will be played at Tropicana Field at 4:10 ET on Saturday, March 30th.

HOW TO BET THE BLUE JAYS VS RAYS:

  • We have the Rays winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Blue Jays to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Rays took care of business at home in the last game of this series vs. the Blue Jays, picking up an 8-2 win. Heading into the game, the Rays were the favorite on the money line at -130. The Blue Jays went off at +109.

Aaron Civale got the start for the Rays and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one earned run. Chris Bassitt took the loss for Toronto, allowing four earned runs in five innings of work. Both Civale and Bassitt struck out six batters.

Offensively, the Rays didn’t do much until the 3rd inning when they put up four runs. Brandon Lowe had a big game, driving in four runs and hitting a home run. Yandy Diaz also drove in two runs.

Blue Jays Records & Stats

Coming off a season in which he made 32 starts, Yusei Kikuchi finished with a record of 11-6 and an ERA of 3.87. Last year, he made four appearances against the Rays, going 2-1 with an ERA of 2.52. Overall, Kikuchi allowed 27 home runs and averaged 9.72 strikeouts per nine innings. His walk rate was 2.58 per nine innings, and he finished the season with nine quality starts.

The Blue Jays have some strong individual hitting projections for today’s game. Bo Bichette has the 17th best projected hits total in the league today, and his home run projection is 19th. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the best odds to hit a home run for the Blue Jays, with the 13th best odds in the league. Justin Turner is our top projected home run hitter for the Blue Jays, with the 13th best odds in the league. George Springer is 16th in terms of home run projections today.

Rays Records & Stats

Getting the start for the Rays is right-hander Zack Littell, who is coming off a season in which he made 14 starts and 26 appearances overall. Last season, Littell finished with a record of 3-6 and an ERA of 4.1. His WHIP for the season was 1.18, and he allowed a total of 13 home runs. In terms of his batting average allowed, Littell gave up a mark of .260, while his on-base percentage allowed was .288. For the season, Littell’s FIP was 4.02, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 6.2.

When looking at the Rays’ offensive projections for today, we see that Yandy Díaz is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but his total is also the 8th highest in the league. Jose Siri has the top home run projection for the Rays and 8th best in the league. Harold Ramírez’s total hits projection is 13th in the league, and his home run projection is 20th.