Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 9/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Thomas Pannone vs. Tyler Glasnow
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, September 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays.
Toronto opens at +140 while Tampa Bay opens at -165. The Blue Jays have a 80-72-7 over/under record and a 71-88-0 run line mark. The Rays are 91-67-0 against the run line and have a 70-82-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 80-72-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 71-88-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-82-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 91-67-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/27/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 60-day DL (08/05)
09/27/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Hamstring is out for season
09/23/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/27/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Foot is out indefinitely
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 72-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Thomas Pannone has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 37.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 590 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 592 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 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 4.81. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,444 base hits and 753 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 536 batters and struck out 1,282. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Toronto is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .277. He has 125 hits this season in 505 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 90. Justin Smoak is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 504 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Blue Jays have 1,310 hits, including 315 doubles and 213 home runs. Toronto has walked 487 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,351 times as a unit. They have left 1,014 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 695 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 88-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Tyler Glasnow has a 2-7 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 127 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 692 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 732 batters and walked 280 opposing hitters. 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 3.68. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,197 base knocks and 578 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 485 hitters and struck out 1,375 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .354. He has 143 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 477 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 119. Matt Duffy is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 148 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Rays as a unit have 1,382 base hits, including 270 doubles and 146 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 524 times this year and they have struck out on 1,360 occasions. They have had 1,128 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 696 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -165
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