Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 4/13/2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Clay Buchholz
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Clay Buchholz for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -139 and Toronto at +129. The Rays have a 3-9-1 over/under record and a 10-3-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 4-9-0 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 4-9-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-7-0 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
04/03/19 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 Blake Snell has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 0.90 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. 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 2.64.
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 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 11 hits this season in 39 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 101. Tommy Pham is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 49 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .408. 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 4-9 overall mark this year. Clay Buchholz is expected to make his season debut for the Jays. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.88. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 84 base knocks and 37 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 135 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.15.
As a team, they are batting .198, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .276, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .178 with an OBP of .260. He has 8 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 45 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 91. Freddy Galvis is hitting .395 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 17 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 220 and a slugging percentage of .744. The Blue Jays as a unit have 82 base hits, including 18 doubles and 12 homers. Toronto has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 130 occasions. They have had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .614. They have scored 3.23 runs per game and totaled 42 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +129
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