Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard vs. Ryan Yarbrough
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (21-32, 4th in AL East) head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (31-19, 2nd in AL East). The Blue Jays open this matchup at +120 while the Rays are coming in at -130. The total is set at 9.
The Blue Jays have been very good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 21-32-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 62.0% of the time, going 31-19-0 straight up. The Rays have been strong for MLB bettors as favorites, going 23-16-0 SU. Toronto has gone 14-22-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 38.9% of the time.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 24-28-1.
The Blue Jays are covering 44.0% of the time as a visitor, 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 a great Under option for over/under bettors, having gone 21-27-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
5/26/2019 Tim Mayza RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
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 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
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
5/26/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/23/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/21/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring 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
5/20/2019 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
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 21-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 221 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 438 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 452. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Toronto is hitting .220, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 50 hits this season in 190 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 96. Randal Grichuk is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 198 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Blue Jays have 386 hits, including 80 doubles and 63 home runs. Toronto has walked 149 times so far this season and they have struck out 495 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 31-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.38, Ryan Yarbrough has a 3-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 233 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 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 352 base knocks and 150 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 494 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .438 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. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .398. He has 55 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 135. Brandon Lowe is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 48 hits in 171 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Rays as a unit have 440 base hits, including 91 doubles and 66 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 176 times this year and they have struck out on 485 occasions. They have had 365 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 226 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +120
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