Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (60-57) at Toronto Blue Jays (52-64)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Tyler Glasnow (1-2) (4.14) vs. M Stroman (4-8) (5.30)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -120 / Tampa Bay Rays +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Sports
The Rogers Centre and the Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays in an AL East MLB tilt.
The Tampa Bay Rays turned to their pitching in downing the Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday. Tampa Bay used six relievers with Jaime Schultz allowing the lone run on a solo blast in the 5th.
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The Rays totaled ten hits and a free pass with Willy Adames going 2-4 with an RBI and run while Joey Wendle and Jesus Sucre also driving in runs.
Tampa Bay hands Sunday’s starting assignment to Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow did not get a decision in a 4-3 win versus Baltimore with a run allowed on a solo jack over four frames where he struck out nine.
The Toronto Blue Jays never got their offense going in Saturday afternoon’s defeat at the hands of visiting Tampa Bay. Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio allowed two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings while Ryan Tepera gave up a run in the 9th.
The Jays offense consisted of five hits and four bases on balls with Aledmys Diaz accounting for the scoring with his 15th long ball.
Marcus Stroman has been named as Sunday’s starter against visiting Tampa Bay. Stroman comes off of a 10-7 loss versus the Red Sox with an unearned run given up through seven innings.
Over is 6-2 in Tampa Bay last 8 road games and Tampa Bay are 23-8 in their last 31 games on astroturf and Tampa Bay are 8-20 in their last 28 road games. Over is 12-3 in Toronto last 15 overall and over is 24-9-1 in Toronto last 34 Sunday games and under is 8-3 in Stroman’s last 11 starts overall. Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Tampa Bay will probably use several relievers with Glasnow likely going 3-4 innings but I like Stroman who seems to be heading in the right direction…