Rays vs. Blue Jays - 6/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (38-34) at Tampa Bay Rays (40-32)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
M Estrada (5-3) (3.92) vs. N Karns (4-3) (3.53)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -111 / Toronto Blue Jays +101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, SunSports
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 85 hits and 46 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin have combined for 69 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last six road games. Marco Estrada gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 0-1 with a 1.13 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 73 hits and 32 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 64 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven home games. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.53 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Karns’ second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Estradas last 4 starts. The Rays are 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games and 5-0 in Karns' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Blue Jays are 21-50 in the last 71 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays are hot right now and have been even hotter on their home field. With the pitching matchup being a toss up, I like Tampa Bay to get the job done.