Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/27/2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Yonny Chirinos
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (20-32, 4th in AL East) go to Tropicana Field on Monday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (30-19, 2nd in AL East). The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays coming in at +105 and the Rays are at -115. The over/under is set at 9.
The Blue Jays have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 20-32-0 SU. The Rays are covering 61.2% of the time, going 30-19-0 straight up. The Rays have been a strong bet for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 23-16-0 SU. Toronto has went 13-22-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 37.1% of the time.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 23-28-1.
The Blue Jays are covering 44.0% of the time on the road, having gone 11-14-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 54.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 13-11-0 SU.
The Rays have been an awful Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 20-27-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
5/24/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/24/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/21/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/19/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
5/18/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
5/23/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/21/2019 Mike Zunino C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/21/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/17/2019 Michael Perez C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/15/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/11/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
4/26/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 20-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 57 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 428 base hits and 224 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 195 batters and struck out 445. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Toronto is hitting .215, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .290. He has 45 hits this season in 194 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 89. Freddy Galvis is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Blue Jays have 369 hits, including 77 doubles and 59 home runs. Toronto has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 485 times as a unit. They have left 297 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 30-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Yonny Chirinos has a 5-1 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 227 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.97. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 344 base knocks and 147 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 485 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.27.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .337. He has 48 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 136. Tommy Pham is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 54 hits in 186 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Rays as a unit have 431 base hits, including 87 doubles and 65 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 474 occasions. They have had 359 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 220 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +105
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