Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Marco Estrada
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
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Tampa Bay opens at +115 while Toronto opens at -125. The Rays have a 60-56-3 over/under record and a 59-60-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 52-65-0 against the run line and have a 54-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-56-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-60-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 54-57-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-65-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/13/17 P Jake Odorizzi Foot is upgraded to expected to start Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
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 59-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-6 record with an earned run average of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 68 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 340 hitters and walked 154 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 ,985 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out ,967. 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 4.22.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 96 hits this season in 385 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 137. Corey Dickerson is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Rays have ,992 hits, including 173 doubles and 164 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 409 times so far this season and they have struck out ,1159 times as a unit. They have left ,816 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 516 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 56-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Marco Estrada has a 5-7 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 140 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 134 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 455 batters and walked 162 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 4.55. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1048 base knocks and 532 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 415 hitters and struck out ,1006 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 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .412 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 .299 with an OBP of .375. He has 122 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 408 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 148. Kevin Pillar is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .297. He has collected 106 hits in 435 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Blue Jays as a unit have ,955 base hits, including 184 doubles and 159 homers. Toronto has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on ,923 occasions. They have had ,780 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 503 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -125
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