Monday, August 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. R.A. Dickey
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Monday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +132 and Toronto at -142. The over/under was set at 9. The Rays have a 46-56-7 over/under record and a 47-62-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Blue Jays are 57-54-0 against the run line and have a 43-63-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 45-64 record, including 20-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.70 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 121 strikeouts over his 131.1 innings pitched and he has given up 119 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 942 base hits and 446 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 913. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .239, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Rays hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.03 hits per game. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 90 hits this season along with 51 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. He's struck out 76 times and has walked 26 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .281 and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 119 hits so far while scoring 54 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 103 times. The Rays have 875 hits, including 185 doubles and 142 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Tampa Bay has walked 324 times this season and they've struck out 987 times as a unit. They've left 727 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 32-24 home record and a 63-48 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.49, R.A. Dickey has a 8-12 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 133 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 913 base knocks and 417 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 886. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.42 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .263 and he has an OBP of .352. He has 108 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 91 RBI. He's struck out 98 times and has walked on 55 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 122 hits so far while he's scored 90 runs and drove in 77. He has earned a walk 73 times and has punched out 83 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 935 base hits, including 194 doubles and 159 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Toronto as a team has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out 946 times. They've had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.81 runs per game and have totaled 534 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 46-56-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 47-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 43-63-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3)
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
08/07/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/31/16 RF Oswaldo Arcia Elbow 15-day DL (7/27)
07/29/16 1B Logan Morrison Forearm 15-day DL (7/28)
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Toronto Blue Jays
08/02/16 RF Ezequiel Carrera Achilles 15-day DL (8/1)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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