Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Ryan Borucki
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Ryan Borucki for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -190 and Toronto at +160. The Rays have a 68-79-6 over/under record and a 89-64-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 69-85-0 against the run line and have a 80-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-79-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 89-64-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 80-67-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 69-85-0 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 86-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 20-5 record with an earned run average of 1.97 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 200 strikeouts over his 169 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 663 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 709 hitters and walked 269 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 3.62. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,151 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,328. 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 3.77.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .261, good for 2nd in the league. The Rays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 148 hits this season in 495 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 106. Joey Wendle is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Rays have 1,353 hits, including 261 doubles and 141 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,307 times as a unit. They have left 1,094 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 678 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 70-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Ryan Borucki has a 4-4 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 578 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 572 batters and walked 211 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,409 base knocks and 737 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 520 hitters and struck out 1,241 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th 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 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .355. He has 121 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 492 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 126. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .277. He has collected 121 hits in 490 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,272 base hits, including 306 doubles and 208 homers. Toronto has walked 475 times this year and they have struck out on 1,307 occasions. They have had 987 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 681 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +160
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