Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 3/29/24

Tampa Bay Rays (0-0) vs Toronto Blue Jays (0-0)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Aaron Civale (0-0) (0.00) vs Chris Bassitt (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -132 / Toronto Blue Jays +111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Blue Jays vs Rays betting prediction for this MLB showdown on Friday, March 29th at the Tropicana Field. We will take a look at: 

-The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and recent player performance

-The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Blue Jays and Rays. 

Can Blue Jays Bats Stay Hot?

The story of the game for Game 1 was all about the Blue Jays offense that was strong. It was five runs in the fifth that was the difference as they were able to cruise to the victory. George Springer, Vladimir Guerror Jr, and Calvan Biggio all hit home runs. Bo Bichette also had a strong game, putting up two hits and two RBIs. Getting the start for the Blue Jays will be Chris Bassitt who was solid last year for Toronto going 16-8 and finishing with a solid ERA of 3.60. For each of the last six years, Bassitt has had an ERA under 3.9. The Blue Jays will meet the Astros after this series.

Rays Need Better Pitching

Zach Eflin didn’t pitch bad for most of his start on Wednesday for the Rays, but he had a bad inning, and that was the difference as they were blown out. Getting the start for the Rays will be Aaron Civale who made 10 start for the Rays last year and finished with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 5.36. Yandy Daiz was the top player for the Rays, putting up three hits, two RBIs, and one home run. Run support will be important, but Civale will need to have a good start to give them a chance. The Rays will face the Rangers and Rockies following this series.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Wander Franco has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances in night games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Wander Franco has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances.
  • Wander Franco has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Aaron Civale has recorded five or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded an RBI in each of his last four appearances against AL East opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Bo Bichette has recorded a Double in three of the Blue Jays' last four games against the Rays.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one total base in each of the Blue Jays' last 15 games as underdogs against the Rays.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded a win in each of his last four road appearances.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit at least one home run in each of his last two appearances with the Blue Jays as underdogs against the Rays.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one hit in each of the Blue Jays' last 15 games as underdogs against the Rays.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one Single in each of the Blue Jays' last 11 road games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bo Bichette has scored at least one run in each of the Blue Jays' last eight road games against AL East opponents.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against AL East opponents.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Blue Jays' last nine games as road underdogs against the Rays.

Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Prediction

The Blue Jays bats were hot on Thursday, and it’s going to be much of the same here. Bassitt is the better pitcher in this matchup, and he’s also been more consistent. The long ball was strong for the Blue Jays in the first game, and they are going to have struggles again here. The Rays aren’t going to score more than two runs, and it will be the Blue Jays that get the job done. Back the Blue Jays on the money line. 

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