MLB Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on June 10, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.

The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brett Cecil in this game. Cecil has a 6-2 record and a 3.43 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Wade Davis. The righthander has a 5.03 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 136-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Sean Rodriguez drove in three runs to lead the Rays to a 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, as -150 favorites. That game’s 11 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

David Price allowed just one run off four hits in six innings in improving to 9-2 overall.

Shaun Marcum gave up 10 hits and seven runs over four innings in the loss.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 33-27 SU
Tampa Bay: 39-20 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 6-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Colorado, Friday, June 11
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Friday, June 11

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