3 Ways To Bet Blue Jays vs. Rays – Tues., Sept 13

The Jays came through with a huge victory Monday night, edging the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2.

Ezequiel Carrera was the unexpected hero, breaking a 2-2 eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit home run that somehow made it over the left-field fence.

Tonight, Toronto looks to win 2 straight for the first time since August 28-29. They could certainly use another victory to keep up with Boston, which has won 5 of 6 to take a 2-game lead in the AL East.

Marcus Stroman will start for the Blue Jays, with the Rays sending struggling lefty Drew Smyly to the mound.

Here are 3 tips to consider if you plan on doing some Blue Jays betting tonight:

1. Blue Jays On The -1.5 Run Line

Stroman appears to have things together again. He’s surrendered 3 runs or less in 6 of his last 7 starts, and he struck out 8 Yankees in 5 innings last time out.

Meanwhile, Smyly just seems lost at the moment. He’s given up 9 runs in 8.2 innings over his last 2 starts, including 3 home runs.

When the Blue Jays win, they usually win big (or at least by 2+ runs). You can make the -1.5 run line bet at -103 odds at Pinnacle, instead of laying -200 or more on the moneyline.

2. Under 9

Though Smyly is struggling, he’s managed to do well at the Rogers Centre both this season and in his career.

Just last month, he threw 6 innings of 2-run ball to beat the Jays in Toronto. Smyly also has a 1.23 ERA in 5 career appearances at Rogers Centre.

The Jays offence has been held to 3 runs or less in 4 of their last 5 games.

3. Josh Donaldson Over 2.5 H+R+RBI

We actually liked this bet last night, but Donaldson was scratched (rest).

A lot of the same logic applies today. Donaldson has been ice cold lately, but it won’t last forever. A day off might have also cured Donaldson’s head a bit.

He could easily break out tonight against Smyly, who he’s 9-for-19 against in his career with 3 home runs and 3 doubles.

The odds on this bet hadn’t been posted at Bodog when we wrote this, but you might want to look for it in their MLB props section.