Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Chris Rowley
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Chris Rowley for the Blue Jays.
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Tampa Bay opens at -157 while Toronto opens at +147. The Rays have a 61-57-3 over/under record and a 60-61-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 53-66-0 against the run line and have a 55-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-57-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-61-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-58-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-66-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 60-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 197 strikeouts over his 159.1 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 342 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 998 base hits and 487 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 977. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 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 .356. He has 98 hits this season in 393 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 136. Corey Dickerson is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 465 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Rays have 1,009 hits, including 177 doubles and 167 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,168 times as a unit. They have left 838 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 523 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 57-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Chris Rowley has a 1-0 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 461 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,065 base knocks and 539 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 1,015 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .371. He has 123 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 416 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 145. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 109 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Blue Jays as a unit have 968 base hits, including 187 doubles and 161 homers. Toronto has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 933 occasions. They have had 792 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 509 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -157
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