Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Expert MLB Picks 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob Waguespack vs. Charlie Morton
Tropicana Field is the site where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (64-48, 2nd in AL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (45-68, 4th in AL East) on Monday.
The Blue Jays have been a terrible option for baseball bettors, having gone 45-68-0 SU. The Rays are covering 57.1% of the time, going 64-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a good Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 55-55-3.
Toronto covers 42.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 25-34-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 52.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 29-26-0 SU.
The Rays have been a good Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 50-54-8.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/3/2019 Nick Kingham RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/3/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Justin Shafer RP Illness Probable for Aug 4
8/3/2019 Derek Fisher RF Face Probable for Aug 4
8/1/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Probable for Aug 4
7/27/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/24/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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 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
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/4/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/3/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/31/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/28/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 45-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob Waguespack has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,029 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 924. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Toronto is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 92 hits this season in 401 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 85. Freddy Galvis is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Blue Jays have 905 hits, including 176 doubles and 166 home runs. Toronto has walked 352 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,024 times as a unit. They have left 694 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 506 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 64-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.78, Charlie Morton has a 12-3 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 165 strikeouts over the 136 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 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 3.58. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 405 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 1,085 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .363. He has 99 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 345 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 136. Avisail Garcia is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 101 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Rays as a unit have 997 base hits, including 207 doubles and 150 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 1,059 occasions. They have had 802 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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