After going 4-2 last week, the Toronto Blue Jays (56-61, –14.26 betting units) still have a chance to win the World Series. It isn’t much of a chance at +15000, but the Jays can improve their odds with a strong performance in their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (59-60, –2.79 units). Game 2 of this series is Tuesday night at Rogers Centre; first pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet.
Marco Estrada (4.35 FIP) is due on the mound for Toronto, and while he’s down 2.05 betting units this year on a team record of 11-13, the Jays are 3-1 in Estrada’s last four starts. He allowed just six earned runs in 26 innings over that span. Estrada still has an unfortunate .305 BABIP on the season, so there might be room for some more positive regression.
For the Rays, it’ll be lefty Blake Snell (4.87 FIP), who’s delivered mixed results since making his major-league debut in 2016. Snell has Tampa Bay at 5-10 this year for a loss of 5.14 units, splitting a pair of games against Toronto back in April; the Rays are also 2-9 in their last 11 games following a spate of injuries.