Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -137 and Toronto at +127. The Rays have a 58-73-6 over/under record and a 78-59-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-79-0 against the run line and have a 72-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-73-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 78-59-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-59-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-79-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
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
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 74-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 86.2 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 578 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 610 hitters and walked 242 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,037 base hits and 498 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 428 batters and struck out 1,180. 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 3.76.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Wendle is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 123 hits this season in 407 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 117. Matt Duffy is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 448 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Rays have 1,195 hits, including 231 doubles and 122 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 433 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,178 times as a unit. They have left 966 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 582 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 62-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.22, Aaron Sanchez has a 3-5 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 88 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 93 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 511 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 508 batters and walked 179 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 4.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,268 base knocks and 659 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 449 hitters and struck out 1,100 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 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .280. He has 111 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 89. Justin Smoak is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 112 hits in 451 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,126 base hits, including 266 doubles and 185 homers. Toronto has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,144 occasions. They have had 880 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 610 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +127
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