Blue Jays vs. Rays - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (74-78) at Toronto Blue Jays (87-65)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
J Odorizzi (8-8) (3.37) vs. R Dickey (10-11) (4.05)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -163 / Tampa Bay Rays +153 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Rays have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 155 hits and 71 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 103 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won four of their last five road games. Jake Odorizzi gets the nod, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.38 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 177 hits and 120 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 155 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight home games. R.A. Dickey takes the hill, and he’s 10-11 with a 4.05 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 6-8 with a 4.30 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Odorizzis last 7 Friday starts. The Blue Jays are 10-3 in their last 13 games following an off day and 10-2 in Dickeys last 12 starts. The Blue Jays are 0-4 in Dickeys last 4 starts vs. Rays.
Hard to bet against the Blue Jays with the way they're playing, especially with Dickey on the mound who has won 10 of his last 12 starts. Toronto is a solid bet here.