Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays (42-33) vs Tampa Bay Rays (40-34)

Game Info: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Jose Berrios (5-4) (5.86) vs Corey Kluber (3-4) (3.45)

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at the Rogers Centre. In the first game of this series, it was the Blue Jays that were able to secure the 4-1. 

The Rays come into this game with a 40-35 record overall but they have lost three games in a row. During the last three games, the Rays have scored only seven runs total, and they need to find a way to get the offense going. The Rays offense has been issue all season, and the strength of this team has been the pitching. The Rays are giving up only 3.83 runs per game which is 5th in the league. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Blue Jays who sit with a 43-33 record overall and they have won three of their last four games. The only loss was two games ago against the Boston Red Sox, and even in that game, they scored five runs.The strength of this Blue Jays team has been the pitching that is averaging 4.76 runs per game which is 8th in the league. The pitching has been inconsistent, and in this game, they are going to need a better start. 

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On the mound for the Rays is Corey Kluber who comes into this game with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 3.45. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and two runs.

On the mound for the Blue Jays is Jose Berrios who sits with a 5-4 record and an ERA of 5.86. In Berrios last start he went 2.2 innings giving up eight hits and eight runs. 

The Blue Jays are 8-0 in Berrios last eight home starts. The Rays are 1-7 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-0 in the Blue Jays last four Friday games. 

Berrios has been at home this season, but that eight-game win streak is meant to be broken. Berrios is coming off a start where he gave up eight runs, and this game is going to get out of hand early. The Rays bats are going to breakout, and Tampa Bay will secure the victory. 

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