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Rays Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/21/2021

Joey Wendle leads the Tampa Bay Rays (26-19) into a contest with the Toronto Blue Jays (23-19) following his two-home run performance in a 10-1 win over the Orioles. The Rays are moneyline favorites (-152) for this game against the underdog Blue Jays (+130), which starts at 7:37 PM ET on Friday. Tyler Glasnow starts for Tampa Bay while Toronto will counter with Anthony Kay.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 21, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Kay (TOR)
4 – 2 W/L 0 – 2
57.1 IP 13.2
2.35 ERA 7.24
0.870 WHIP 1.540
13.3 K/9 10.5
3.1 BB/9 4.0

Rays Probable Starter Tyler Glasnow

  • Glasnow (4-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rays, his 10th of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Friday against the Mets, when the right-hander threw eight innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • He will take the hill against a Blue Jays offense that is batting .253 as a unit (fourth in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .423 (fourth in the league) with 58 total home runs (seventh in MLB action).
  • The Rays have been favored on the moneyline in eight of Glasnow’s starts this season, and they went 5-3 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2021 at 2:21 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Glasnow

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randal Grichuk 18 .222 4 3 4 .263 .985
Rowdy Tellez 12 .333 4 2 4 .333 1.250
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 10 .100 1 0 1 .100 .200
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 7 .286 2 0 0 .444 .730
Cavan Biggio 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Reese McGuire 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .715
Teoscar Hernández 7 .286 2 1 1 .500 1.214
Bo Bichette 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Danny Jansen 5 .400 2 2 2 .500 2.100
Jonathan Davis 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Probable Starter Anthony Kay

  • The Blue Jays’ Kay (0-2) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander allowed one hit in four scoreless innings pitched against the Phillies on Saturday.
  • The Rays rank 14th in MLB with a .235 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 12th in the league (.404) and 55 home runs.
  • His team has won 25% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (1-3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2021 at 2:21 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Kay

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Kiermaier 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Ji-Man Choi 5 .200 1 1 1 .200 1.000
Austin Meadows 4 .250 1 0 2 .200 .450
Brandon Lowe 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.600
Willy Adames 4 .250 1 0 1 .571 1.071
Joey Wendle 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Mike Zunino 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yandy Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .750 .750
Manuel Margot 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays score an average of 6.0 runs per game on the road compared to 3.7 per contest at home.
  • The Rays have the No. 5 offense in baseball scoring 4.8 runs per game (217 total runs).
  • The Rays have won 12 of the 21 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (57.1%).
  • Tampa Bay has a 7-5 record (winning 58.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -152 or shorter.
  • Tampa Bay has had an over/under set by bookmakers 45 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 26 of those games (26-19).
  • Tampa Bay played as the moneyline favorite in five of its last 10 games, and won all of them.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking seventh with 210 total runs this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 104 runs (6.1 per game) while plating 106 total away from TD Ballpark, an average of 4.2 per contest.
  • The Blue Jays have been underdogs in 24 games this season and won 14 (58.3%) of those contests.
  • Toronto has entered seven games this season as the underdog by +130 or more and is 4-3 in those contests.
  • Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 42 games with a total this season.
  • In four games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Toronto has a record of 3-1.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena has seven doubles, seven home runs and 17 walks while batting .283.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Arozarena ranks 23rd in hits.
  • Wendle is batting .309 with 14 doubles, a triple, five home runs and eight walks.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Wendle’s .309 AVG ranks 14th, and his .537 SLG ranks third.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 159 .283 28 7 24 .370 .829
Austin Meadows 153 .229 25 9 26 .326 .816
Brandon Lowe 147 .197 19 7 19 .300 .674
Yandy Díaz 143 .280 15 0 14 .401 .730
Manuel Margot 140 .236 16 4 22 .270 .649
Joey Wendle 136 .309 28 5 20 .354 .891
Willy Adames 132 .197 16 5 15 .254 .625
Mike Zunino 90 .211 19 10 20 .290 .857
Michael Brosseau 87 .161 13 4 11 .215 .560
Brett Phillips 82 .220 10 2 11 .323 .677

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in home runs this season with 11 while driving in 32 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Guerrero ranks 10th in AVG (.329), third in OBP (.430), 20th in SLG (.612), eighth in HR (11), eighth in RBI (32), and eighth in hits (50).
  • Guerrero will look to extend his seven-game hitting streak. He’s batting .400 with three homers over that span.
  • Bo Bichette has collected 49 hits this season and has an OBP of .333. He’s slugging .512 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Bichette ranks 12th in SLG (.512), 25th in HR (9), 23rd in RBI (27), and 13th in hits (49) in the league.
  • Bichette will look to extend his five-game hit streak. Over that span, he’s batting .381 with one homer.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 172 .285 36 9 27 .333 .845
Marcus Semien 168 .280 27 10 26 .348 .854
Randal Grichuk 157 .280 19 7 34 .317 .795
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 152 .329 32 11 32 .430 1.042
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 145 .228 12 2 12 .243 .560
Cavan Biggio 126 .206 14 3 11 .313 .630
Teoscar Hernández 102 .304 14 5 20 .366 .846
Danny Jansen 90 .144 12 3 7 .214 .481
Rowdy Tellez 85 .188 7 2 4 .233 .515
Jonathan Davis 38 .158 9 1 3 .319 .582

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