Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Clay Buchholz
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (65-95, 4th in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (96-64, 2nd in AL East) at Rogers Centre on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Rays coming in at -194 and the Blue Jays are at +167. The O/U is set at 10.5.
The Rays have been a very good option for baseball wagerers, having gone 96-64-0 SU. Toronto is covering 40.6% of the time, going 65-95-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a hot and cold Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 77-74-9.
Tampa Bay is covering 60.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 48-31-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are covering 41.8% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 33-46-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a hot and cold Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 74-79-7.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/27/2019 Ji-Man Choi 1B Foot Probable for Sep 28
9/27/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
9/23/2019 Eric Sogard 2B Foot Out for the season
9/11/2019 Hoby Milner RP Neck Out for the season
9/5/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
9/27/2019 Bo Bichette SS Concussion Probable for Sep 28
9/25/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Chest Out for the season
9/24/2019 Anthony Kay SP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
9/18/2019 Tim Mayza RP Elbow Out for the season
8/11/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 96-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 143 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 657 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 814 hitters and walked 258 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,255 base hits and 586 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 445 batters and struck out 1,603. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.64.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Austin Meadows is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 154 hits this season in 526 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 144. Tommy Pham is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 561 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Rays have 1,415 hits, including 288 doubles and 215 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 535 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,471 times as a unit. They have left 1,116 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 765 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 65-95 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.00, Clay Buchholz has a 1-5 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 671 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 729 batters and walked 316 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 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 1,438 base knocks and 763 earned runs this season. They have given up 226 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 597 hitters and struck out 1,310 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .282. He has 135 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 579 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 94. Justin Smoak is hitting .204 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 83 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,280 base hits, including 264 doubles and 244 homers. Toronto has walked 501 times this year and they have struck out on 1,496 occasions. They have had 988 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 714 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays (-194)
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