Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks 7/26/2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Jacob Waguespack
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (58-47, 2nd in AL East) travel to Rogers Centre on Friday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (39-65, 4th in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the Rays priced at -155 and the Blue Jays are at +145. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rays have been a very good pick for MLB bettors, having gone 58-47-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 37.5% of the time, going 39-65-0 straight up. The Rays have been a very good pick for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 46-32-0 SU. Toronto covers 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a less than ideal Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 44-53-8.
Tampa Bay covers 58.8% of the time away from home, having gone 30-21-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are covering 37.2% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 19-32-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a less than ideal Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 50-51-3.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/25/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/23/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/22/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/21/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/21/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/20/2019 Ryne Stanek SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/11/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
7/24/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/23/2019 Justin Shafer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/23/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/23/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/22/2019 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
6/17/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 58-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 0.93 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 75.2 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 478 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 799 base hits and 367 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 1,016. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 102 hits this season in 376 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 120. Austin Meadows is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 315 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Rays have 912 hits, including 190 doubles and 134 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 346 times so far this season and they have struck out 989 times as a unit. They have left 744 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 477 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 39-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.68, Jacob Waguespack has a 1-0 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 456 batters and walked 180 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 951 base knocks and 493 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 382 hitters and struck out 851 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eric Sogard comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .363. He has 84 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 281 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 126. Freddy Galvis is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 103 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Blue Jays as a unit have 809 base hits, including 158 doubles and 143 homers. Toronto has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out on 942 occasions. They have had 625 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 446 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -155
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