Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Sean Reid-Foley
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Friday, September 21, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Yonny Chirinos for the Rays and Sean Reid-Foley for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -145 and Toronto at +125. The Rays have a 66-79-6 over/under record and a 88-63-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 68-84-0 against the run line and have a 78-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-79-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 88-63-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 78-67-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-84-0 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 85-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 67 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 649 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 697 hitters and walked 267 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,133 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,314. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .260, good for 2nd in the league. The Rays hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 145 hits this season in 485 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .373 and an OPS+ of 106. Joey Wendle is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 136 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 451 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Rays have 1,327 hits, including 255 doubles and 141 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 489 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,288 times as a unit. They have left 1,073 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 659 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 69-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.54, Sean Reid-Foley has a 2-3 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 562 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 560 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 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 4.82. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,383 base knocks and 720 earned runs this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 507 hitters and struck out 1,222 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 .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .355. He has 120 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 125. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .277. He has collected 120 hits in 487 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,254 base hits, including 303 doubles and 201 homers. Toronto has walked 473 times this year and they have struck out on 1,293 occasions. They have had 979 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 669 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays -145
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