Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Marcus Stroman
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, August 12, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +117 and Toronto at -127. The Rays have a 51-61-4 over/under record and a 64-52-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 52-63-0 against the run line and have a 60-49-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-61-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 64-52-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-49-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-63-0 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 59-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 515 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 896 base hits and 446 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 1,007. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .395 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. Mallex Smith is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 98 hits this season in 327 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 135. C.J. Cron is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Rays have 997 hits, including 185 doubles and 107 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 995 times as a unit. They have left 806 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 491 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 52-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.20, Marcus Stroman has a 4-8 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 91.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 434 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 4.77. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,050 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 386 hitters and struck out 959 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 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .234 with an OBP of .288. He has 101 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 432 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 100. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 91 hits in 370 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Blue Jays as a unit have 955 base hits, including 223 doubles and 156 homers. Toronto has walked 370 times this year and they have struck out on 981 occasions. They have had 748 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.51 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 -127
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