Rays vs. Blue Jays - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (37-33) at Tampa Bay Rays (40-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Hutchison (6-1) (5.33) vs. M Andriese (2-1) (3.26)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -108 / Toronto Blue Jays -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, SunSports
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 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 won five of their last seven road games. Drew Hutchison gets the ball, and he’s 6-1 with a 5.33 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Hutchison is 2-2 with a 6.31 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Rays have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven home games. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 70 hits and 31 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 63 RBI. Matt Andriese takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Andriese is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Hutchisons last 5 starts. The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League East and 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Blue Jays are 20-50 in the last 70 meetings in Tampa Bay and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Blue Jays have had great succees with Hutchison on the hill. So, while the Rays have been one of the hotter teams in baseball, I like the value of the Blue Jays.