Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jalen Beeks for the Rays and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay opens at -122 while Toronto opens at +112. The Rays have a 58-72-6 over/under record and a 77-59-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-78-0 against the run line and have a 72-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-72-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 77-59-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-58-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-78-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/02/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Back is questionable Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
08/25/18 CF Mallex Smith Infection 10-day DL (08/25)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
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
09/03/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister 10-day DL (08/19); expected to be activated and start Monday vs Tampa Bay Rays
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
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 73-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jalen Beeks has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.60 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 574 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 605 hitters and walked 238 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,033 base hits and 497 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 1,174. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 132 hits this season in 444 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 104. Joey Wendle is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Rays have 1,184 hits, including 228 doubles and 121 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 432 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,169 times as a unit. They have left 961 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 575 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 62-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-7 record and a 1.43 WHIP this season. He has 92 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 506 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 500 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 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 4.87. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,257 base knocks and 652 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 448 hitters and struck out 1,091 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 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 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .357. He has 112 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 129. Kevin Pillar is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .278. He has collected 110 hits in 439 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,122 base hits, including 266 doubles and 185 homers. Toronto has walked 440 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 876 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 609 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +112
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