Blue Jays vs. Rays - 7/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (46-46) at Toronto Blue Jays (46-46)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Archer (9-6) (2.81) vs. M Estrada (6-5) (3.52)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +105 / Tampa Bay Rays -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, RSN
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Rays have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 89 hits and 41 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 69 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last six road games. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he’s 9-6 with a 2.74 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Acher is 5-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 105 hits and 62 RBI while Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 115 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost five of their last eight home games. Marco Estrada takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 3.52 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 0-1 with a 0.54 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 14-4 in Archers last 18 road starts. The Blue Jays are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Estradas last 8 starts. The Rays are 4-0 in Archers last 4 starts vs. Blue Jays.
Archer has been unhitable for much of the season, allowing three or less earned runs in eight of his last 10 starts. He's also owned the Blue Jays in his career. Cheap line? Sign me up.