Today’s AL East matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays is set to start at 1:40 PM ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. The Blue Jays are currently favored to win this game, with a money line payout of -120 compared to the Rays’ +100.

Kevin Gausman will be on the mound for the Blue Jays, while Shawn Armstrong will be starting for the Rays. The over/under line for this game is set at 8 runs, with both the over and under paying out at -110.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS TAMPA BAY RAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline -120

This game will be played at Tropicana Field at 1:40 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

HOW TO BET THE BLUE JAYS VS RAYS:

  • We have the Blue Jays winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Rays 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 against the Blue Jays, picking up a 5-1 win in the previous game of this series. Tampa Bay closed as the -136 favorite on the money line. Zack Littell got the start for the Rays and didn’t give up a run in his six innings of work.

Toronto’s only run came in the 7th inning, while the Rays scored in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings. Randy Arozarena led the Rays’ offense with three runs scored and a home run, while Jose Caballero also drove in two runs.

As for the Blue Jays, starter Yusei Kikuchi took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Toronto finished with just six hits, compared to 11 for the Rays.

Blue Jays Records & Stats

Kevin Gausman is coming off a season in which he made 31 starts and went 12-9 with an ERA of 3.16. His WHIP for the season was 1.18, and he finished the year with 20 quality starts. Gausman’s FIP for the season was 2.97, and he allowed a total of 19 home runs. For the season, he averaged 11.53 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.68 walks per nine innings. Overall, he averaged 1.8 walks per game and had a K/BB ratio of 4.3.

Looking at the Blue Jays’ hitting projections for today, we see that Bo Bichette is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but his total is the best in the league today. Justin Turner is also expected to have a strong game, as his total hits projection is 6th best in the league. If you’re looking for a Blue Jays player to hit a home run, we have Justin Turner with the best odds on the team and 7th best in the league. George Springer is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and his home run projection is 11th in the league.

Rays Records & Stats

Shawn Armstrong will be making his second appearance of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at home. Armstrong’s first outing of the season came in relief, where he pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on one hit. The right-hander will be looking to bounce back in his first start of the season.

When looking at the Rays’ player props for today, we see that Yandy Díaz has the highest total hits projection on the team and is 16th in the league in terms of total hits projections. For home runs, Jose Siri is not only the top projected home run hitter for the Rays, but his home run projection is 8th best in the league today. Harold Ramírez has the 2nd highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 20th in the league. Isaac Paredes is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and his odds to hit a home run are 10th best in today’s slate of games.