Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trent Thornton vs. Blake Snell
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (21-33, 4th in AL East) are headed to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (32-19, 2nd in AL East). The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jays priced at +203 and the Rays are at -220. The over/under is set at 7.
The Blue Jays have been a bad option for MLB wagerers, having gone 21-33-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 62.7% of the time, going 32-19-0 straight up. The Rays have been bad for Las Vegas as favorites, going 24-16-0 SU. Toronto is covering 37.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 25-28-1.
The Blue Jays cover 42.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 11-15-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays cover 56.0% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 14-11-0 SU.
The Rays have been a very good Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 22-27-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
5/28/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/28/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/27/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/27/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/26/2019 Tim Mayza RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
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
5/28/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/28/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/27/2019 Michael Perez C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/27/2019 Mike Zunino C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/26/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
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 21-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trent Thornton has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 60 strikeouts over his 55 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 228 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 452 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 460. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Toronto is hitting .218, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 47 hits this season in 202 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 88. Freddy Galvis is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 193 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Blue Jays have 390 hits, including 81 doubles and 65 home runs. Toronto has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 506 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 208 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 32-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.07, Blake Snell has a 3-4 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 237 batters and walked 93 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 356 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 156 hitters and struck out 505 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 3.34.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .332. He has 48 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 174 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 129. Tommy Pham is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 57 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Rays as a unit have 454 base hits, including 97 doubles and 67 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 493 occasions. They have had 374 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 234 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +203
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