Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Best Odds and Preview for September 14, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 13, 2021, 10:47 pm

Marcus Semien is only one home run away from hitting 40 on the season, and will look to get to that milestone when his Toronto Blue Jays (81-63) host the Tampa Bay Rays (89-55) at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, starting at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays are favored (-133) in the contest against the Rays (+114).

Toronto’s Jose Berrios starts against Tampa Bay’s Drew Rasmussen.

Best Odds for Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays in which the Blue Jays are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Blue Jays vs Rays Moneyline Action

Blue Jays vs Rays Moneyline Action
Blue Jays Rays
% of Bets 81% 19%
% of Stake 93% 7%

Blue Jays Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won in 54, or 57.4%, of the 94 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Toronto and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 66 of their 144 opportunities.
  • The Blue Jays are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking second with 765 total runs this season.
  • Toronto has played as the favorite in six of its past 10 games and has gone 5-1 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the total, the Blue Jays and their foes are 4-4-2 in their previous 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Berrios gets the start for the Blue Jays, his ninth of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 51 strikeouts over 44 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday against the Yankees, the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Berrios’ team is 4-4 over his eight starts.
  • Berrios has had eight starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in four of those matchups.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 143 .318 .400 .612 45 103 171
George Springer 60 .258 .349 .556 17 37 58
Teoscar Hernández 124 .308 .358 .532 27 102 149
Marcus Semien 144 .269 .340 .542 39 94 156
Alejandro Kirk 48 .273 .354 .497 8 24 39
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Rays Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 27 of the 48 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (56.2%).
  • Tampa Bay has played in 142 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 77 times (77-58-7).
  • The Rays have the top offense in MLB play scoring 5.4 runs per game (776 total runs).
  • Tampa Bay went 2-1 over the three games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Rays and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Rasmussen makes the start for the Rays, his eighth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last time out was on Tuesday against the Red Sox, when he tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • Over Rasmussen’s seven starts, his team is 5-2.
  • Rasmussen’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in three of seven games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nelson Cruz 85 .294 .359 .537 19 50 87
Mike Zunino 94 .204 .294 .548 29 56 60
Brandon Lowe 133 .238 .333 .503 33 84 112
Randy Arozarena 124 .274 .351 .464 19 63 129
Jordan Luplow 18 .255 .333 .471 3 6 13

Pick for Blue Jays vs. Rays

Our in-depth statistical analysis paired with the betting split data provided by regulated betting sites favors the Blue Jays to win over the Rays.

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