Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Austin Pruitt
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Tropicana Field on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Austin Pruitt for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -125 and Tampa Bay at +115. The Blue Jays have a 57-61-6 over/under mark and a 56-68-0 run line record. The Rays are 62-64-0 against the run line and have a 62-61-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-61-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 56-68-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-61-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-64-0 against the run line
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)
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)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
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 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 59-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 11-6 record with an earned run average of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 131 strikeouts over his 159.1 innings pitched and he's given up 157 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 481 hitters and walked 171 batters. 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 4.53. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,112 base hits and 561 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 445 batters and struck out 1,060. 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 4.29.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 116 hits this season in 458 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 84. Justin Smoak is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 436 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .573. The Blue Jays have 1,005 hits, including 199 doubles and 166 home runs. Toronto has walked 428 times so far this season and they have struck out 978 times as a unit. They have left 823 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 529 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 61-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.37, Austin Pruitt has a 6-4 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 62 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 78 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. 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 4.08. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,038 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 1,016 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .328. He has 135 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 121. Logan Morrison is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 100 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Rays as a unit have 1,045 base hits, including 185 doubles and 172 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out on 1,214 occasions. They have had 879 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 538 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +115
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