8* MLB ML Play
Tampa Bay vs. Toronto,
07/20/2013 13:07 EDT,
Score: 4 - 3
Money Line: -101 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay ML
Jeremy Hellickson started the year slowly, but he is starting to pitch more like he has the last couple years. He has already put together two quality starts this year against his Toronto Blue Jays lineup.
Mark Buehrle will be on the mound for the Blue Jays here. Buehrle isn’t having a very good season, and Tampa Bay is a very tough matchup for him.
No team in baseball hits left-handed pitching better than the Rays. Tampa Bay averages 5.5 runs per game against lefties.
Tampa Bay is one of those teams that never seems to get enough respect from the oddsmakers. Joe Maddon’s team is always in contention for the playoffs despite having a relatively low payroll.
Tampa Bay has been playing as well as anyone over the past few weeks.
While Toronto made a nice run before the All-Star break the Blue Jays seemed to have cooled off again. Toronto is still getting more respect than they deserve from the oddsmakers.
The Rays are 36-17 in their last 53 meetings with the Blue Jays. I believe Tampa Bay should be a solid favorite here so I’ll grab the Rays at this very reasonable price.
Take Tampa Bay. Good Luck, Razor Ray.
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