Monday, September 12, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Francisco Liriano
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Rogers Centre on Monday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays. The Rays have a 71-63-7 over/under mark and a 63-78-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Blue Jays are 72-69-0 against the run line and have a 58-77-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Rays head into this game with a 59-82 record, and they are 24-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 9-6 record with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 148 strikeouts during his 165.2 innings pitched and he has given up 154 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have allowed 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the pen while they've been struck out 400 times and walked 168 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.81 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.67 hitters per nine. They are 19th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.25. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 1,216 base hits and 587 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,197. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .245, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Rays have a .429 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .310 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .352. He has 120 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 100 times and has walked 41 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 152 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 85. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 129 times. The Rays have 1,166 hits, including 248 doubles and 191 home runs. They've stolen 51 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. Tampa Bay has walked 403 times this season and they've struck out 1,279 times as a unit. They've left 929 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 41-29 home mark and a 78-63 overall record. With an ERA of 5.27, Francisco Liriano has a 7-12 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 139 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 409 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,185 base knocks and 548 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 1,142. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 139 hits this year along with 87 runs scored and 112 RBI. He's struck out 120 times and has walked on 71 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 147 hits so far while he's scored 110 runs and drove in 92. He has earned a walk 93 times and has punched out 103 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,196 base hits, including 245 doubles and 199 homers. They have 44 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Toronto as a team has walked 529 times this year and they have struck out 1,194 times. They've had 957 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.83 runs per game and have totaled 681 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 71-63-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-77-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
09/07/16 SS Matt Duffy Heel out for season
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3); out for season
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks