Sunday’s matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays (89-72) and Tampa Bay Rays (98-63) could go either way, as sportsbooks have declared the game a pick ’em (both teams are even on the moneyline). Action gets underway from Rogers Centre at 3:07 PM ET, live on SNET).
Toronto’s Wes Parsons gets the start, and he’ll go against Tampa Bay’s Jacob Lopez.
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Blue Jays and Rays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 65-54 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 54.6% of those games).
When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -110 or shorter, Toronto has a record of 66-54 (55%).
The Rays have entered the game as underdogs 31 times this season and won 13, or 41.9%, of those games.
Tampa Bay has entered 31 games this season as the underdog by -110 or more and is 13-18 in those contests.
The Blue Jays have played in 161 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 70 times (70-83-8).
The Rays and their opponents have hit the over in 88 of their 161 games with a total this season.
Blue Jays Stats & Insights
The Blue Jays are the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (738 total).
Toronto is 16th in MLB play with 187 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
The Blue Jays have the eighth-best batting average in the majors (.255).
Toronto strikes out eight times per game to rank seventh in MLB.
The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks second in MLB with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Toronto has the top team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.77).
Rays Stats & Insights
The Rays have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 848.
Tampa Bay has hit 227 homers this season, which ranks sixth in the majors.
The Rays rank fourth in MLB with a .259 team batting average.
Tampa Bay ranks 19th with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
The Rays strike out 9.4 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-best in MLB.
Tampa Bay has pitched to a 3.85 ERA this season, which ranks fifth in baseball.
Blue Jays Key Players to Watch
Parsons will start for the Blue Jays, his first this season.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in home runs with 26 and runs batted in with 94.
George Springer is batting .256 with an OBP of .326 and a slugging percentage of .403 this season.
Bo Bichette’s batting average of .305 leads all Toronto hitters this season.
Whit Merrifield has collected 149 hits this season and has an OBP of .320. He’s slugging .386 on the year.
Rays Key Players to Watch
The Rays will send Lopez to the mound for his first start this season.
Yandy Diaz paces the Rays with a .330 batting average.
Randy Arozarena is hitting .255 with 19 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs and 80 walks.
Isaac Paredes has a team-best 31 home runs and 98 runs batted in.
Josh Lowe is hitting .292 with 31 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 31 walks.
Blue Jays and Rays Injuries
Blue Jays: Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Finger), Adam Cimber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Hagen Danner: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Otto Lopez: 60 Day IL (Oblique)
Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10 Day IL (Knee), Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hand), Luke Raley: 10 Day IL (Hand), Jason Adam: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Calvin Faucher: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Greg Jones: 60 Day IL (Hamstring)