The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays play the final game of a three-game set. The Rays took a 4-3 victory on Friday night to begin the series. The Rays continue their American League East schedule on Monday when they return home to take on the Red Sox. They visited Fenway Park before this series and took three of four games. The Blue Jays also continue their home stand on Monday, hosting the White Sox for three games. The Jays are in the middle of a gauntlet, as they won't get a day off until May 30th. It is time to continue our MLB odds series with a Rays-Blue Jays prediction, pick, and how-to-watch.

Aaron Civale is in line to start for the Rays. Tampa Bay has lost four of Civale's last five starts, but he has cleaned up his form in recent games. He had a bad stretch through the end of April, allowing five, six, and seven earned runs in three straight starts. Civale allowed just two and three earned runs in his last two starts, but the Rays still lost those games to the White Sox and Red Sox.

Alex Manoah's Blue Jays career has been well-documented. He was an American League Cy Young finalist in 2022, but he completely dropped off in 2023, finding himself in the Florida Complex League to regain his game. He looked better in Spring Training, but an injury halted his progress. Manoah looked to be a lost cause in his first game this season, allowing six earned runs to the Nationals in four innings, but he looked like the Cy Young finalist of 2022 in his last start, going seven scoreless innings against the Twins.

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Rays-Blue Jays Odds

Tampa Bay Rays: -1.5 (+134)

Moneyline: -112

Toronto Blue Jays: +1.5 (-162)

Moneyline: -104

Over: 8.5 (-115)

Under: 8.5 (-105)

How to Watch Rays vs. Blue Jays

Time: 1:35 PM ET/10:35 AM PT

TV: Sportsnet, Bally Sports Network

Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Rays Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Rays seem like the right play here since you can never predict what version of Alek Manoah we will see. Manoah was one of the best pitchers in the American League in 2022, but a poor 2023 put him outside the Blue Jays' plans. It looked like the end of his Major League career for a while when he gave up six earned runs to the Nationals, but he redeemed himself after John Schneider put his trust in him against the Twins.

Which version of Manoah will show up in this game? He gets a little too excited in home games, which causes him to lose his control, as evidenced by the first game when he had four walks in four innings.

Why The Blue Jays Will Cover The Spread/Win

It's hard to trust Manoah, but Aaron Civale hasn't been in the best form either. These teams have been equally average over their last ten games, averaging around .230 and 4.2 runs/nine. It will be an evenly contested matchup, and it could rest on your belief in Manoah's good last outing.

Final Rays-Blue Jays Prediction & Pick

Who knows what we will get with these pitchers? Manoah cannot control his emotions at home, which should lead to the Rays getting free runs from walks and meatballs down the middle. The same goes for Civale, who has given up a home run in four straight games and has struggled with giving up walks. It's hard to rely on either of these starters, meaning we'll root for runs in this matchup.

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Final Rays-Blue Jays Prediction & Pick: Over 8.5 (-115)