MLB Picks: Bet Blue Jays +121 vs. Rays

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:24 PM GMT

The Toronto Blue Jays have played tremendous baseball in the month of June, as they continue a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB odds for this American League East matchup at Tropicana Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Check out our Tuesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

All streaks come to an end 

Toronto had its 11-game winning streak snapped Monday, as it suffered a 4-1 defeat to Tampa Bay as +126 road underdogs, while going UNDER the betting total of 8.5. 

The Blue Jays are 15-5 in June, with the UNDER going 13-7 in those 20 contests. 

Owned this series in the Sunshine State

Tampa Bay improved to 42-14 in its last 56 home games against Toronto with last night’s victory, as it now focuses on trying to win more than two games in a row for the first time this month.   

The Rays are 11-6 at this ballpark with a betting total of 8 to 8.5, with the OVER going 9-7-1 in that situation. 

Buehrle 

Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (4-4, 4.60 ERA) has led the club to three consecutive wins, including a 5-2 home victory over the Colorado Rockies last time out, as he allowed two runs and eight hits over five frames. 

The left-hander is 1-3 with a 5.62 ERA in seven road efforts, issuing 11 walks and striking out 28 batters in 41.2 combined innings. 

In 20 career games (15 starts) versus the Rays, Buehrle has compiled a 8-3 record and 4.43 ERA, including a no-decision effort in a 4-3 home win on May 22. 

Moore 

Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (9-3, 4.13 ERA) snapped a personal three-game losing streak by picking up a 8-3 road win over the New York Yankees last time out, as he allowed three runs and four hits over 6.1 innings. 

The left-hander is 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in seven home outings, but has gone 1-3 with a 10.61 ERA in four overall starts in June. 

In five career games versus the Blue Jays, Moore has tallied a 2-1 mark and 3.33 ERA, including a 10-4 home victory on May 8.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Blue Jays as one of their MLB picks Tuesday, as they’ve won four of Buehrle’s last five outings as an underdog, while the Rays have gone 1-5 in their last six games as a home favorite of -110 to -150. 

MLB Pick:  Toronto Blue Jays +121