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The Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. Tampa Bay and Toronto meet for the finale of a two-game set, with Toronto winning the opener. Tropicana Field hosts the battle between rivals jockeying for playoff position. The Blue Jays are 58-45, with the Rays entering at 54-49 this season.

First pitch is at 12:10 p.m. ET in Tampa. Caesars Sportsbook lists Toronto as a -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is eight in the latest Blue Jays vs. Rays odds. Before you make any Rays vs. Blue Jays picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it enters Week 18 on a 20-14 roll on top-rated MLB picks, returning almost $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Blue Jays vs. Rays, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Rays vs. Blue Jays:

  • Blue Jays vs. Rays money line: Blue Jays -115, Rays -105
  • Blue Jays vs. Rays over-under: 8 runs
  • Blue Jays vs. Rays run line: Blue Jays -1.5 (+143)
  • TOR: The Blue Jays are 23-17 in day games
  • TB: The Rays are 22-19 in day games
  • Blue Jays vs. Rays picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Why you should back the Blue Jays

Toronto's offense is highly potent. The Blue Jays currently lead the American League in hits and batting average, illustrating that effectiveness. Toronto is also in the top three of the AL in myriad categories, including runs scored, doubles, and home runs. The Blue Jays are near the top of the AL in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, and total bases, with six lineup regulars with an OPS over .775 this season. 

On the other side, Tampa Bay's offense is not necessarily lighting the world on fire in 2022. The Rays are below the American League average in runs scored, hits, home runs, strikeouts, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage this season, giving Toronto the edge when it comes to producing offensive fireworks.

Why you should back the Rays

Tampa Bay has a solid matchup on offense. The Rays are in the top five of the American League in doubles this season, and Tampa Bay ranks above the AL average in triples, stolen bases and walks. While Yusei Kikuchi is a solid starting pitcher, he does have weaknesses, including a 1.50 WHIP and 5.4 walks per nine innings. He is allowing 1.9 home runs per nine innings and a .837 OPS this season, and Kikuchi has a 5.93 ERA in road starts. 

On the run prevention side, Tampa Bay is very effective. The Rays are in the top five of the American League in bullpen ERA, and Tampa Bay leads the AL in walk rate from relief pitchers, issuing less than three free passes per nine innings in 2022.

How to make Rays vs. Blue Jays picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 8.8 combined runs, and it says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Blue Jays vs. Rays? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.