Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 4/12/2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. Trent Thornton
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Friday, April 12, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Ryne Stanek for the Rays and Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -135 and Toronto at +125. The Rays have a 3-9-1 over/under record and a 10-3-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 3-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-9-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-3-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-7-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/09/19 1B Justin Smoak Neck is questionable
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P Clay Buchholz Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 10-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.83 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.98. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 83 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.95 and their FIP as a unit is 2.66.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 14 hits this season in 49 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 134. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .359. The Rays have 116 hits, including 22 doubles and 14 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 48 times so far this season and they have struck out 133 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 4-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Trent Thornton has a 0-0 record and a 0.66 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 4.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.77. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 76 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 2.96.
As a team, they are batting .193, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.2 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .381. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 39 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .641 with an OPS+ of 179. Randal Grichuk is hitting .190 this season and he has an OBP of .261. He has collected 8 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Blue Jays as a unit have 74 base hits, including 18 doubles and 9 homers. Toronto has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 120 occasions. They have had 68 men left on base and have an OPS of .588. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +125
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