Rays vs. Blue Jays - 4/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (2-0) at Tampa Bay Rays (0-2)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J Happ (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Moore (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -120 / Toronto Blue Jays +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays end their series Wednesday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to win the four-game series after stealing the first two games. The Blue Jays pitching staff has been on point out of the gate, allowing just three runs in each of the first three contests this season. Even in Tuesday’s loss, the Blue Jays struck out nine batters and allowed one run in the first seven innings. Offensively, Kevin Pillar leads Toronto with four hits, Michael Saunders has three RBI and Josh Donaldson has a homerun. The Toronto Blue Jays are playing some decent ball early on and look like a team that wants to get back to the playoffs. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he was 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA and 151 strikeouts last season. Happ is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays hope for a split of the series after winning Tuesday’s game, 3-2. The Rays already have four batters with at least three hits, but they’re having a hard time producing runs with guys on base. Desmond Jennings leads Tampa Bay with four hits, Kevin Kiermaier has two RBI and Corey Dickerson has two homers. The Tampa Bay Rays have been quite competitive in this series overall but must pick up the slack on the offensive end if this season is going to be successful in a tough AL East. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he was 3-4 with a 5.43 ERA and 46 strikeouts last season. Moore is 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 0-5 in Happs last 5 road starts. The Rays are 38-18 in their last 56 during game 4 of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 Wednesday games. The Rays are 5-1 in Moores last 6 starts vs. Blue Jays.
The Rays just aren't scoring runs so far, and it's tough to win when you're going up against an offensive loaded team in Toronto. I'll take the better team and the plus money in this spot.