Sat 26/09/2015 - 18:53 EDT

Toronto vs Tampa Bay: MLB Playoff Bound Blue Jays Host the Rays

Toronto vs Tampa Bay: MLB Playoff Bound Blue Jays Host the Rays
While making the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 1993 is now a reality, as a Wild Card team at worst, the Toronto Blue Jays have plenty to play for when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays in the second of a three-game series today. Toronto padded their path to the postseason with a 5-3 win last night. The Blue Jays and Rays rumble in matinee action as first pitch for this MLB American League East Division duel is slated for 1:07 PM ET on September 26, 2015, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Back the Blue Birds!

Toronto Blue Jays: Now focused on the KC Royals top AL perch

Thanks to their victory last night, coupled with a loss by New York, Toronto now has a four game lead over the Yankees in the AL East and their magic number to win the pennant is down to four. More importantly, the crashing Kansas City Royals lost last night and Toronto is now just one game behind in the race for first in the American League. Don’t forget the AL won the All-Star game in July so Toronto is now battling for home field advantage throughout the 2015 MLB playoffs. 

Tampa Bay Rays: Playing better than expected is not good enough in the MLB AL East

Heading into the season with +6600 odds to win the 2015 MLB World Series, Tampa Bay has played better than many forecasted they would. Thanks to a three-game sweep of the AL West leading Houston Astros, the Rays had a winning record (46-45) and trailed the New York Yankees by just 3.5 games at the All- Star break. Hovering around .500 since though, with a 29-34 mark, Tampa Bay is 13.5 games behind the Blue Jays and five games out of the AL Wild Card race.

Toronto vs Tampa Bay MLB Prediction: We get an Ace vs Ace pitchers duel here as LHP David Price (17-5 ERA 2.34) faces RHP Chris Archer (12-12 ERA 2.92) in the battle on the bump today. Price is facing his former, former team for the first time as a Blue Jay after he posted a 0-2 record against the Rays during his short stay in Detroit. Tampa is 8-5 when Archer starts versus Toronto and they had won four straight prior to 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays back on July 19. Liking the Blue Jays bats over the light hitting Rays, we are taking Toronto with a 500 unit bet on the money line odds posted at SportsInteraction. Click the odds image below for instant access to SIA.

SportsInteraction MLB Betting Lines – Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

SportsInteraction MLB Betting Lines – Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

Category : Sports News

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Sports News - 15/04/21
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds: Betting Picks on Crazy Fight 

It’s the guilty pleasure of combat sports these days as Jake “Problem Child” Paul returns to the boxing ring to take on Ben “Funky” Askren in the boxing fight you never knew you wanted. Paul will be a slight favourite as we go over Jake Paul vs Ben Askren’s odds.

Read this article 
Sports News - 14/04/21
UFC 261 Betting Picks: Usman and Masvidal Run it Back 

UFC 261 features three championship fights and just like UFC 259, we’re expecting some upsets to happen. We’re taking our UFC 261 betting picks and going big with an underdog for Saturday, April 24.

Read this article 
Sports News - 12/04/21
MLS Futures Betting Picks: Can A Canadian Team Win the 2021 MLS Cup? 

Toronto FC surprised many last season when they returned to the MLS Cup despite being 15-1 underdogs. They lead the charge for the Canadian squads looking to surprise this 2021 MLS season. Here is a Canadian edition of SBR’s MLS Futures betting picks.

Read this article 
Sports News - 12/04/21
The Oscars Betting Picks: Nomadland and an Historic Night for POC’s 

The 2021 Academy Awards is making a concerted effort to be more diverse as the stage is set for a historic night. Several people of colour or ethnic minorities are set to win the major awards and our Oscars betting picks will go through the top names and films to notice.

Read this article