Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Aaron Sanchez
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay opens at +103 while Toronto opens at -113. The Rays have a 15-9-0 over/under record and a 14-10-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 9-14-0 against the run line and have a 10-11-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-9-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-10-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-11-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-14-0 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
04/25/17 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 12-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 32 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 198 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 162. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 18 hits this season in 74 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 132. Evan Longoria is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Rays have 207 hits, including 37 doubles and 31 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 238 times as a unit. They have left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 109 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 6-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.38, Aaron Sanchez has a 0-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 12.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 213 base knocks and 104 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 193 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .366. He has 31 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 95 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 152. 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 89 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Blue Jays as a unit have 185 base hits, including 31 doubles and 21 homers. Toronto has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 160 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 3.57 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -113
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