MLB Picks: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all 10 of his career outings versus the Toronto Blue Jays, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as the two teams meet at Tropicana Field.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Rays are minus-140 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
Toronto Blue Jays
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The Toronto Blue Jays went 3-4 on their recently completed seven-game homestand, which ended with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox as plus-108 underdogs on Thursday.
Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey is 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA in six career appearances at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Rays
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The Tampa Bay Rays are 19-4 against teams with a losing record in the second half of the season, which includes a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners as minus-210 home favorites on Thursday.
Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has compiled a 0-2 record and 10.57 ERA in two outings this month.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the UNDER is 5-1-1 in Jeremy Hellickson's last seven appearances versus the Toronto Blue Jays.
MLB Pick: Under Eight Runs
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