How Sharps Are Betting Blue Jays vs. Rays MLB Matchup

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Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16) receives the game ball from relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (45)

  • Tonight's NFL opener isn't deterring sharps from betting the 12-game MLB slate.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we detail how professionals are playing Thursday's Blue Jays vs. Rays (7:10 p.m. ET) matchup.

The 2019 NFL regular season gets underway tonight when the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

This game will undoubtedly dominate ticket counts and attention from the masses of sports bettors, but it’s certainly not the only matchup in town.

Remember, sharps bet numbers, not teams, and at the time of writing there’s very little professional action to detail for tonight’s NFL game.

However, the 12-game MLB slate provides other opportunities, and sharps are taking full advantage of Thursday’s Blue Jays vs. Rays matchup.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Sharp Report

7:10 p.m. ET | Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.34 ERA) vs. Austin Pruitt (2-0, 4.78 ERA)

Tampa Bay opened as a -230 favorite against Toronto and appears to be receiving the lion’s share of moneyline action.

While the Rays are attracting 74% of betting tickets, those bets make up just 45% of the total money wagered. This tells us that the bigger bets are actually landing on the Blue Jays, and the line movement agrees.

At the time of writing, this number has dropped to a consensus of -190, and according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, the 55% of money backing the Jays includes professional action.

Two Steam Moves and one Reverse Line Move confirm three instances of market-moving sharp money hitting Toronto.

With big bets from wiseguys consistently hitting the Jays, oddsmakers have had no choice but to adjust this number.

Sharp angle: Blue Jays (moved from +192 to +170)