Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Biagini vs. Alex Cobb
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
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Toronto opens at +107 while Tampa Bay opens at -117. The Blue Jays have a 14-13-2 over/under record and a 13-16-0 run line mark. The Rays are 17-14-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-13-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-16-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-14-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-14-0 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 10-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Biagini has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 17 strikeouts over his 18.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 265 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 253. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 38 hits this season in 121 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 135. 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 87 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 238 hits, including 43 doubles and 31 home runs. Toronto has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 257 times as a unit. They have left 193 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 115 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Alex Cobb has a 2-2 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 42 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 254 base knocks and 114 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 219 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Rays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .386. He has 32 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 143. Corey Dickerson is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 34 hits in 107 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .570. The Rays as a unit have 252 base hits, including 43 doubles and 37 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 309 occasions. They have had 240 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 133 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -117
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