How To Bet On Toronto vs Tampa Bay MLB Spread

Posted by Aaron . on April 4, 2016 in

On Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays in the third game of their season-opening series. The Rays (0-1) fell to the Blue Jays, 5-3, in the season opener on Sunday. The teams face off Monday night in the second game before finishing the series on Tuesday. Find out the latest MLB betting odds here.

How To Bet On Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Spread

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:10pm ET
Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
TV: RSN, SUN
Radio: WDAE 620 AM, Tampa, FL
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: J.A. Happ (0-0) (TOR) vs Jake Odorizzi (0-0) (TB)

Why should you bet on the Rays?

Evan Longoria had a pair of hits in the game and drove in the team’s first run of the season. Corey Dickerson, an offseason signing, sent a solo blast off Marcus Stroman out of the park at the star to the ninth inning. The Rays have made it to the regular season in fairly good health, with only closer Brad Boxberger on the shelf for the team. They still have that defense-first core that Joe Maddon had assembled before leaving to manage the Cubs, so this is a team that will be hard to beat.

Why should you put your money on Toronto?

The Blue Jays looked sharp in the opener as they began defending the team’s first AL East crown since 1993. Troy Tulowitzki continued to show why the Blue Jays picked him up at the trade deadline last year, hitting the season’s first home run, a two-run blast. Edwin Encarnacion showed that missing spring training games due to injuries did not cause any rust, as he had a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs. The Blue Jays led MLB in runs last year, and they appear poised to do the same thing again this year.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

J.A. Happ has a track record of winning big games, going all the way back to the Philadelphia Phillies’ 2008 World Series title. I like the Blue Jays to win the series finale, 3-2.