- Rays vs Blue Jays odds for Canada Day list Toronto as home favorites
- Pitching matchup features Corey Kluber vs Jose Berrios
- Read below for a full breakdown of the Rays vs Blue Jays odds
After winning Game 1 of this five-game AL East series on Thursday night, Toronto comes right back as heavy home favorites in the Rays vs Blue Jays odds on Canada Day. The pitching matchup features Corey Kluber vs Jose Berrios on July 1st, 2022 with first pitch set to go at 3:07 PM EST.
Ontario sports betting apps are listing the total at 9.0 Sportsbooks like Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, PointsBet, and BetRivers Ontario are all offering odds for the game, along with Same Game Parlay capabilities.
Let’s take a look at the Rays vs Blue Jays odds at Caesars Sportsbook as we decipher our best play for the game.
Rays vs Blue Jays Odds
|Tampa Bay Rays||+122||+1.5 (-160)||O 9.0 (+100)|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-145||-1.5 (+135)||U 9.0 (-120)|
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Ontario online sports betting markets list the Blue Jays to win by two or more at +135 on Canada Day. At -145 odds, the Blue Jays have an implied win probability of 59.18%.
Blue Jays Listed as Betting Favorites on Canada Day
The Blue Jays won 4-1 on Thursday night behind Yusei Kikuchi’s eight strikeout performance. Now, with Jose Berrios on the mound, how does the Jays betting outlook compare today?
Well, Berrios has been one of the better pitchers to the over this season. The over has hit in 12 of his 15 starts this season, including seven straight overs. Moreover, the games he’s started this year are averaging just over 11 runs per game.
Rays vs Blue Jays Pitching Matchup
Although Berrios pitched a solid game against the Rays last year in his lone start against them with Toronto, he’s struggled over the course of his career. He owns a 0-3 record with a 5.76 ERA in five career starts.
Luckily for Berrios, the Rays have struggled against right-handed pitchers. The Rays had a .215 batting average and a .608 OPS against righties in the month of June. This made them a bottom three team against right-handed pitchers over the course of the month.
Can Kluber Shove Against Toronto on the Road?
Corey Kluber comes to face a Jays team that has absolutely smashed righties recently. In the month of June, the Jays led almost every single hitting category you can name. They owned a .285 BA (1st), .483 SLG (1st), .832 OPS (1st), and 135 wRC+ (1st).
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Not to mention, their OPS jumps to .851 at home against right-handers. Kluber hasn’t had a ton of success against Toronto. In four starts last year with the Yankees against TOR, Kluber never went more than four innings and gave up at least five hits in three out of those games.
The top three hitters in the Jays lineup – Springer, Bichette, and Vladdy – are all hitting over .400 against Kluber in their careers. I would suggest looking into some of their player props. Guerrero Jr.’s bases prop is set at 1.5 at +100 in the Rays vs Blue Jays odds at BetMGM Ontario.
Rays vs Blue Jays Pick & Prediction
On Canada Day, you’d be silly not to target the hometown team in the Rays vs Blue Jays odds. My two picks for the game are Blue Jays Team Total Over 4.5 and Vladimir Guerrero Over 1.5 Total Bases.
I would go the full game over, but the Rays hitting against righties recently really concerns me. Not to mention, they’re striking out at a 26.5% rate against righties over the last 30 days.
Here are Vladimir Guerrero’s numbers against Kluber:
- 9 Plate Appearances
- .571 Batting Average
- 1.810 OPS
- 3 Runs Batted In
- 1 Home Run
Expect a lot of runs from the Blue Jays at home on Canada Day.
Picks: Blue Jays TT Over 4.5 (-118) 1U, Guerrero Jr. Over 1.5 Bases (+100) 1U