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The Toronto Blue Jays are heading into a setting where they have had trouble scoring, let alone winning games, recently.
The Blue Jays are the +210 away underdog (bet $100 to win $210) on the MLB odds while the Tampa Bay Rays are a -240 home favorite (bet $240 to win $100) with an 8-run total for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
While the Blue Jays are 7-3 in their last 10 away games, Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field has been an offensive graveyard for them as they are 2-7 in their last nine games there as the away underdog. Toronto has also averaged just 2.67 runs in those contests.
Blue Jays at Rays | OddsShark Matchup Report
Rookie Jacob Waguespack (2-1, 4.80 ERA, 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings) starts for the Blue Jays. He has already faced Tampa Bay twice in his young career, allowing five earned runs and nine hits across nine innings of work.
Two-time all-star Charlie Morton (12-3, 2.78 ERA, 10.9 SO/9) starts for the Rays. He has a 2.77 ERA in 61.2 innings at home this season. Tampa Bay is 6-4 in its last 10 games as a home favorite.
The total has finished UNDER in five of the Blue Jays’ last six away games as a moneyline underdog of +200 or more, according to the OddsShark MLB Database. They are also 3-12 in their last 15 away games as a moneyline underdog of +200 or more. Run-line bettors should take note five of the losses were by one run.
Rookie right-hander Trent Thornton (4-7, 5.23, 8.7 SO/9) starts for the Blue Jay on Tuesday, while the Rays’ starter is unnamed. Thornton is making his second start since a short stint on the injured list with an elbow inflammation. The Blue Jays are 4-4 in Thornton’s last eight starts as an away underdog, with the total finishing OVER five times.
Toronto has not named its starter for Wednesday’s afternoon game, while Tampa Bay will start rookie left-hander Brendan McKay (2-1, 4.38 ERA, 9.1 SO/9). McKay has a 5.65 ERA in three home starts. Following Wednesday’s game, the Blue Jays promptly return to Toronto for a 10-game homestand, beginning with four games against the New York Yankees.