Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Nick Tepesch
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Rogers Centre on Monday, August 14, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Nick Tepesch for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at -119 and Toronto at +109. The Rays have a 60-55-3 over/under mark and a 58-60-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 51-65-0 against the run line and have a 54-56-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-55-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-60-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 54-56-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 51-65-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/12/17 3B Evan Longoria Hand "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/10/17 P Jake Odorizzi Foot "?" for next scheduled start
08/08/17 P Alex Cobb Toe 10-day DL (08/08)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/17 DH Kendrys Morales Illness "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
08/05/17 C Miguel Montero Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 59-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 84 strikeouts over his 98.2 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 334 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up ,977 base hits and 477 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out ,958. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 96 hits this season in 381 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 139. Corey Dickerson is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Rays have ,988 hits, including 173 doubles and 163 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 406 times so far this season and they have struck out ,1147 times as a unit. They have left ,812 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 513 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 55-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Nick Tepesch has a 0-2 record and a 2.67 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 19.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 11.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1044 base knocks and 531 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out ,996 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .374. He has 120 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 404 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 146. Kevin Pillar is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 106 hits in 433 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Blue Jays as a unit have ,948 base hits, including 182 doubles and 156 homers. Toronto has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out on ,914 occasions. They have had ,774 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 496 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +109
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