Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Thomas Pannone
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -140 and Toronto at +120. The Rays have a 67-79-6 over/under record and a 88-64-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 69-84-0 against the run line and have a 79-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-79-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 88-64-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 79-67-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 69-84-0 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 85-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 121 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 657 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 705 hitters and walked 268 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 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 3.63. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,144 base hits and 548 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 467 batters and struck out 1,323. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
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 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Joey Wendle is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 138 hits this season in 456 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 119. Matt Duffy is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Rays have 1,338 hits, including 256 doubles and 141 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,295 times as a unit. They have left 1,081 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 667 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 70-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Thomas Pannone has a 3-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 565 batters and walked 207 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 4.84. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,394 base knocks and 728 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 512 hitters and struck out 1,229 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 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 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. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .277. He has 121 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 490 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 90. Justin Smoak is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 121 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 306 doubles and 205 homers. Toronto has walked 474 times this year and they have struck out on 1,302 occasions. They have had 983 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 678 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -140
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