Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Francisco Liriano
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Andriese for the Rays and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays.
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Tampa Bay opens at +132 while Toronto opens at -142. The Rays have a 14-9-0 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 9-13-0 against the run line and have a 9-11-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-9-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-11-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-13-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 10-day DL (4/18)
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/27/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (4/15); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs Tampa Bay Rays
04/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 11-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Andriese has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 18 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 187 base hits and 84 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 157. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .251, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 17 hits this season in 70 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 127. Evan Longoria is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Rays have 197 hits, including 36 doubles and 27 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 227 times as a unit. They have left 169 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 102 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 6-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Francisco Liriano has a 1-2 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 17.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 17 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 203 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 182 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .333. He has 27 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 91 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 124. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 15 hits in 57 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Blue Jays as a unit have 174 base hits, including 28 doubles and 20 homers. Toronto has walked 69 times this year and they have struck out on 207 occasions. They have had 150 men left on base and have an OPS of .640. They have scored 3.55 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -142
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