Sunday, September 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese (3-5) vs. Mark Buehrle (14-7)
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Rogers Centre on Sunday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Matt Andriese is the probable starter for the Rays and he'll face Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +199 and Toronto at -215. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays have a 69-74 over/under record and a 84-70 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Blue Jays are 87-66 against the run line and have a 72-72 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Rays come into this game with a 75-79 record, and they are 39-40 away from home. Matt Andriese has a 3-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.37 and a 1.36 WHIP. The Rays are 4-3 over his 59.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 65 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-2. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.84 and they've given up 451 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 483 and walked 188 batters this season while opposing teams hit .233 against them. Tampa Bay has a team average of 8.05 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.47 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.70, they are 8th in the league.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .314 and they hold a .404 team slugging percentage. With 156 hits, Evan Longoria leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.52.
With a 88-65 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 51-28 at home. Mark Buehrle has a record of 14-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.69 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. The Blue Jays have a record of 16-13 over the 185.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 198 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-11. He is getting 6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.38 and they have given up 383 hits on the season. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 432 batters and walked 119 this season while opposing teams have hit .228 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.48 hits per game and are averaging 6.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 11th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .337 and they hold a .453 team slugging percentage. With 178 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 9.03.
The Rays have committed 92 errors and have combined for 1,332 assists and 4,148 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumulated 82 errors while having 1,516 assists and 4,090 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 69-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 84-70 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 87-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
09/23/15 P Nathan Karns Arm out for season
09/18/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26); out for season
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back out indefinitely
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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