On the evening of May 17, 2024, an exciting Major League Baseball game is set to take place at Rogers Centre as the Tampa Bay Rays go head-to-head with the Toronto Blue Jays. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown at 7:07 PM under overcast skies.

Starting on the mound for the Rays is Tyler Alexander, who currently sports a 5.445 ERA. His counterpart from the Blue Jays, Chris Bassitt, enters the game with a slightly better ERA of 5.062. The Rays find themselves in 8th place in the 2024 AL East Division standings with a record of 23-22, reflecting a winning percentage of 0.51. They’ve had an even split in divisional matchups with 7 wins and 7 losses and have fared reasonably well in their recent outings, notching 6 wins in their last 10 games, alongside a current winning streak of 2 games. The Rays have a slightly better record at home (14-12) compared to their performance on the road (9-10).

On the other hand, the Toronto Blue Jays are in the 11th position with a win-loss record of 19-23, leading to a 0.45 winning rate. Ranking 5th in their division, the Blue Jays have maintained an equal record in divisional games with 6 wins and 6 losses. Their last 10 games have brought them 4 victories, but they come into the matchup with a recent loss. Their home and road splits are fairly balanced with 9-9 and 10-14 respectively.

As for the betting odds, the Rays are favored with a point spread of -1.5, and the over/under for the game is set at 8.5. The money line also reflects confidence in the Rays as the away team stands at +150, whereas the Blue Jays, playing at home, are at -178. These odds suggest that the game is expected to be tightly contested, with the Rays slightly favored to extend their winning streak.