Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jalen Beeks vs. Sam Gaviglio
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jalen Beeks for the Rays and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay opens at -195 while Toronto opens at +165. The Rays have a 65-79-6 over/under record and a 87-63-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 68-83-0 against the run line and have a 78-66-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 65-79-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 87-63-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 78-66-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-83-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
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
09/10/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is questionable for next scheduled start
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 84-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jalen Beeks has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 5.32 and a WHIP of 1.52 this year. He has 38 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 643 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 687 hitters and walked 264 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,126 base hits and 536 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 463 batters and struck out 1,302. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Wendle is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 133 hits this season in 447 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 116. Matt Duffy is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .371. The Rays have 1,311 hits, including 251 doubles and 139 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 485 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,280 times as a unit. They have left 1,064 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 69-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.25, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP this season. He has 97 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 124 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 560 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 558 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,377 base knocks and 718 earned runs this season. They have given up 197 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 506 hitters and struck out 1,215 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .277. He has 120 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 484 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 91. Justin Smoak is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 120 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,250 base hits, including 303 doubles and 200 homers. Toronto has walked 471 times this year and they have struck out on 1,286 occasions. They have had 974 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 668 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +165
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