Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Chris Archer
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Tropicana Field on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Chris Archer for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +131 and Tampa Bay at -141. The Blue Jays have a 17-13-3 over/under mark and a 19-14-0 run line record. The Rays are 17-13-0 against the run line and have a 17-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-13-3 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-14-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-12-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-13-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/03/18 1B Justin Smoak Paternity List is out indefinitely
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 18-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.19 and a WHIP of 1.47 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 113 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 300 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 287. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team Toronto is hitting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 33 hits this season in 119 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .555 and an OPS+ of 142. Kevin Pillar is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Blue Jays have 264 hits, including 63 doubles and 49 home runs. Toronto has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 14-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.05, Chris Archer has a 2-2 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 42 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 251 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 258 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .385. He has 28 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 122. C.J. Cron is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 30 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Rays as a unit have 273 base hits, including 46 doubles and 31 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 96 times this year and they have struck out on 265 occasions. They have had 210 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +131
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