Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Faria vs. Sam Gaviglio
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, August 11, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Jake Faria for the Rays and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -142 and Toronto at +132. The Rays have a 51-60-4 over/under record and a 63-52-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 52-62-0 against the run line and have a 60-48-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-60-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-52-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-48-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-62-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/04/18 CF Tommy Pham Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/18 P Marcus Stroman Finger is probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Boston Red Sox
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 58-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Faria has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 512 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 893 base hits and 446 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 998. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 95 hits this season in 388 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 117. Mallex Smith is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 324 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Rays have 988 hits, including 182 doubles and 105 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 985 times as a unit. They have left 801 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 484 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 52-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.08, Sam Gaviglio has a 2-4 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 78 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 430 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,041 base knocks and 537 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 949 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .277. He has 91 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 86. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 101 hits in 432 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Blue Jays as a unit have 952 base hits, including 223 doubles and 156 homers. Toronto has walked 369 times this year and they have struck out on 972 occasions. They have had 745 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 519 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +132
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