Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Chris Archer
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays and Chris Archer for the Rays.
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Toronto opens at +130 while Tampa Bay opens at -140. The Blue Jays have a 13-13-2 over/under record and a 12-16-0 run line mark. The Rays are 16-13-0 against the run line and have a 16-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-13-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 12-16-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-13-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-13-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/04/17 P Marcus Stroman Arm "?" for next scheduled start
05/01/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (5/1)
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)
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)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 9-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 25 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 257 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 101 batters and struck out 241. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .235, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 35 hits this season in 116 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 130. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 229 hits, including 40 doubles and 28 home runs. Toronto has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 244 times as a unit. They have left 190 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Chris Archer has a 2-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. 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 3.72. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 106 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 195 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .377. He has 32 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 144. Corey Dickerson is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 32 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .608. The Rays as a unit have 237 base hits, including 41 doubles and 33 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 292 occasions. They have had 222 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 124 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -140
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