Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 9/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Jake Faria
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Jake Faria for the Rays.
Toronto opens at +125 while Tampa Bay opens at -145. The Blue Jays have a 81-72-7 over/under record and a 72-88-0 run line mark. The Rays are 91-69-0 against the run line and have a 72-82-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 81-72-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-88-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 72-82-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 91-69-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/27/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Hamstring is out for season
09/27/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 60-day DL (08/05)
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 for season
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 73-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 7-14 record with an earned run average of 5.64 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 103 strikeouts over his 143.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 595 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 597 hitters and walked 218 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 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 4.82. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,456 base hits and 759 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 541 batters and struck out 1,290. 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 .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .278. He has 126 hits this season in 509 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 91. 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 1,322 hits, including 318 doubles and 215 home runs. Toronto has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,362 times as a unit. They have left 1,023 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 702 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 88-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Jake Faria has a 4-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 65 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 708 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 742 batters and walked 284 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,222 base knocks and 596 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 494 hitters and struck out 1,396 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, 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 145 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 484 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 118. 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 104 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Rays as a unit have 1,396 base hits, including 272 doubles and 148 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 530 times this year and they have struck out on 1,380 occasions. They have had 1,143 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 703 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -145
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