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Rays vs Blue Jays Odds, Lines & Spread (Sep. 13)

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in MLB Baseball

Sep 13, 2022 · 6:01 AM PDT

Rays vs Blue Jays odds
Sep 12, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Randy Arozarena (56) beats the tag from Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are -160 home favorites over the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League afternoon game on Tuesday, September 13
  • It’s the first game of a day-night doubleheader
  • The Blue Jays and Rays are holding down two of the three AL Wild Card playoff positions

The Toronto Blue Jays (79-61, 39-29 home) and Tampa Bay Rays (79-62, 41-31 away) are looking to solidify their positioning in the American League Wild Card playoff race.

They meet in the second game of a five-game set on Tuesday. It’s also the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

It’s the hometown Blue Jays who are set by oddsmakers as -160 favorites for this game. Tampa Bay is 34-34 against the runline as an away underdog this season.

Rays vs Blue Jays Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Tampa Bay Rays +135 +1.5 (-170) O 8 (+105)
Toronto Blue Jays -160 -1.5 (+143) U 8 (-125)

Odds as of September 13 at Caesars Sportsbook. Get Caesars Sportsbook bonus code.

At moneyline odds of -160, the Blue Jays have an implied probability of victory of 61.54% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Toronto would create a payout of $16.30.

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First pitch at Rogers Centre is set for 1:07 pm ET on Tuesday, September 13. The weather forecast is calling for showers with 11 mph wind and a temperature of 70 degrees. Expect then that the roof will be closed on the Rogers Centre.

The MLB pennant odds show Toronto as the +600 third choice to capture the AL flag, while Tampa Bay is the fifth betting choice at +1400. In the World Series odds,  the Blue Jays are at +1500 and the Rays at +3000.

Tampa Bay vs Toronto Probable Pitchers

Since the beginning of August, Rays left-hander Jeffrey Springs is 4-1 with a 1.73 over seven starts. He has worked at least five innings in seven of his last eight starts.

Springs is in the bottom 10% of MLB hurlers in Max EV (114.6). He’s 4-2 with a 3.17 ERA in 14 road appearances this season, including 11 starts.

Springs made one start this season against the Blue Jays. He didn’t allow a run over 4.2 innings of work but wasn’t a factor in the decision. Over his career, Springs is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA in eight appearances against Toronto. However, this year’s meeting with them is his only start against the Blue Jays.

Springs vs Manoah Stats

Jeffrey Springs
VS
Alek Manoah
7-4 Record 14-7
2.54 ERA 2.42
3.32 xERA 3.44
1.10 WHIP 0.99
4.41 SO/W Ratio 3.85

Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah leads the team with 14 wins. He’s 2-0 in September with an ERA of 0.59. Manoah has allowed three earned runs over his past 28.1 innings of work.

Among MLB pitchers, Manoah ranks in the top 9% in hard hit percentage (31.4). He also leads the AL with 14 hit batters. Manoah hasn’t posted a win at Rogers Centre since July 15.

He’s 0-3 in his last three home starts. However, Manoah is 11-4 with a 2.52 ERA in 21 career starts at Rogers Centre.

The Rays beat Manoah 3-0 on May 15 in Tampa Bay. Over five career starts against the Rays Manoah is 3-2 with a 1..47 ERA.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays Batters Batting Average vs Springs Rays Batters Batting Average vs Manoah
Bo Bichette .333 Randy Arozarena .167
Jackie Bradley Jr .500 Wander Franco .250
Alejandro Kirk .500 Brandon Lowe .300
Raimel Tapia 1.000 Francisco Mejia .143
Bradley Zimmer 1.000 Taylor Walls .143

Toronto’s Bo Bichette, the current AL player of the week, is 2-for-6 (.333) when facing Springs. Both Jackie Bradley Jr and Alejandro Kirk are 1-for-2 (.500). Raimel Tapia and Bradley Zimmer are each 1-for-1 (1.000). Vladimir Guerrero Jr is only batting .167 but has a homer and two RBI off of Springs.

Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe is 3-for-10 (.300) with an RBI against Manoah. Wander Franco is 2-for-8 (.250). Ji-Man Choi has driven in two runs off of Manoah.

Rays vs Blue Jays Prediction

Tampa Bay has won four of the last six and nine of the past 16 games from Toronto. The Rays had won their last three games at Rogers Centre prior to Monday’s 3-2 loss.

The Blue Jays are carrying the hot hand at the moment. As well, Manoah is on top of his game right now. And he’s traditionally dominant against AL East opposition, going 11-4 with a 2.23 ERA and 0.92 ERA. Before making a bet on today’s game check out the new Barstool Sportsbook promo code offer to get the latest deal, including a 1k risk-free bet.

Pick: Toronto Blue Jays ML (-160)

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