Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds & Pick: August 30th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IAugust 30, 2010

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -145 odds
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5* graded play on Tampa Bay as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays set to start at 7:05 EST. Our proprietary sports handicapping model and simulator shows a high probability that Tampa Bay will win this game. Tampa Bay coming off a big series against Boston winning two of the three games played and that positive momentum will carry them through this game as well. Toronto is not hitting well batting just 248 with a 315 OBP and scoring 3.9 RPG over the past seven games. For the season, they are batting 250 with a 310 OBP and scoring 4.6 RPG. They hit many home runs, but they also strike out a ton too. Bullpen is a complete mess sporting a 6.20 ERA and a 1.7444 WHIP over the last seven games. Rays are not hitting well either, but have great starting pitching and even better bullpen performance. The bullpen has posted a 3.27 ERA and a 1.163 WHIP on the season and a 2.25 ERA and a 1.200 WHIP over the past seven games. Supporting this graded play is a system that has produced a record of 66-16 making 44.4 units since 2005. Play against road dogs with a money line of +100 or higher after a game where the bullpen was rocked for 6 or more earned runs facing an opponent with a hot bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.250 the last 15 games. Rays have doe well against teams like Toronto. They are a solid 52-25 (+20.7 Units) against the money line versus AL teams allowing 4.7 or less runs per game on the season. Take the Rays.