Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Marcus Stroman
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Rays and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -128 and Toronto at +118. The Rays have a 4-9-1 over/under record and a 11-3-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 6-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-9-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 11-3-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-8-0 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 11-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.27. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 92 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 144. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.98 and their FIP as a unit is 2.74.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .268, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 15 hits this season in 54 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 123. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .356. The Rays have 132 hits, including 27 doubles and 19 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 141 times as a unit. They have left 121 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 4-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Marcus Stroman has a 0-2 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 100 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 143 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .202, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .412. He has 18 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .708 with an OPS+ of 200. Randal Grichuk is hitting .188 this season and he has an OBP of .278. He has collected 9 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Blue Jays as a unit have 91 base hits, including 21 doubles and 13 homers. Toronto has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 141 occasions. They have had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .625. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +118
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