Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 3/31/2024

The Tampa Bay Rays are playing for the first time this season while the Toronto Blue Jays are coming off a loss. The Rays are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jays. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Blue Jays vs Rays

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The Rays finished off their series against the Blue Jays with a 5-1 win. Heading into the game, the Rays were the favorite at -136 on the money line. Zack Littell got the start for Tampa Bay and picked up a quality start, going six innings and not allowing a run.

Randy Arozarena provided most of the offense for the Rays, scoring three runs and hitting a home run. Jose Caballero and Amed Rosario also drove in runs for Tampa Bay. As for the Blue Jays, their only run came in the 7th inning.

Yusei Kikuchi got the start for Toronto and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. He finished with four strikeouts. Ernie Clement was the only Blue Jays hitter to finish with more than one hit.

Kevin Gausman Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Kevin Gausman is coming off a season in which he made 31 starts and finished with a record of 12-9. His ERA for the season was 3.16, and he made a total of 20 quality starts. Gausman’s WHIP for the season was 1.18, and he finished the year with a batting average allowed of .224. In terms of home runs allowed, Gausman gave up 19, and his FIP for the season was 2.97. For the year, Gausman averaged 11.53 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.68 walks per nine innings.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

Looking at the player prop projections for the Blue Jays, Bo Bichette has the highest total hits projection on the team and in the entire league today. George Springer has the 2nd highest total hits projection on the team and 5th in the league. Justin Turner has the highest home run projection on the team and 7th in the league. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and 8th in the league.

Shawn Armstrong Gets The Start For The Rays

Shawn Armstrong will be making his first start of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander has made one appearance this season, coming out of the bullpen against the Toronto Blue Jays. In that outing, Armstrong went 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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Looking at the Rays’ player props, we see that Yandy Díaz has the highest total hits projection on the team and is 16th in the league today. Jose Siri has the top home run projection for the Rays and is 8th in today’s slate. Harold Ramírez has the 18th highest total hits projection in the league and 20th best odds to hit a home run today.


Blue Jays vs Rays Prediction


Our prediction for this Blue Jays vs. Rays matchup is to take the Blue Jays on the money line, with the payout sitting at -120. We actually have the Blue Jays winning this one by a score of 6-5, so you could also look to take the over, as the line is currently sitting at 8 runs.

If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also look to pair the Blue Jays with a player prop. Looking at the projected home run totals, the Blue Jays are actually fifth in the league today, and the Rays are 10th.

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