Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays: 4/23/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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Tampa Bay Rays (10-9) vs Toronto Blue Jays (8-10)
Game Info: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Tyler Glasnow (2-0) (0.73) vs Steven Matz (3-0) (1.47)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -160 / Toronto Blue Jays +148 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Friday in an American League East showdown at Tropicana FIeld.
Coming into the eason the expectations were high, but so far it’s been mostly disappointing as they sit with an 8-10 record overall. Even with the struggles the Blue Jays are coming off a big win in their last game against a very good Red Sox team. Bo Bichette has been the best player for the Blue Jays hitting five home runs and driving in 12 RBI’s. Vlad Guerrero Jr has also had a big season hitting four home runs and driving in 12 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Rays who sit with a 10-9 record overall and they are playing some really good baseball heading into this game having success against the Yankees and the Royals. Joey Wendle has been the best player for the Rays hitting three home runs and driving in 15 RBI’s. Four different players have hit at least three home runs.
Steven Matz is going to get the start for the Blue Jays and on the season he has thrown 19.1 innings giving up nine hits and three runs.
Tyler Glasnow is going to get the start for the Rays and on the season he has gone 24.2 innings giving up only nine hits and two runs.
Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day. Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.Rays are 35-16 in their last 51 vs. American League East. Rays are 36-17 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series. Rays are 21-10 in their last 31 games following a loss Blue Jays are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings. Blue Jays are 39-85 in the last 124 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Both of these teams are going to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to a lower scoring game. Back the under to cash with ease in this game.In terms of the side the Rays are a good play on the run line.