Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-116) Toronto (+107)
Anthony Kay and the Toronto Blue Jays (23-18, 3rd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (25-19, 2nd in AL East) at TD Ballpark on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rays coming in at -116 and the Blue Jays are at +107. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Glasnow and Anthony Kay.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 10th in baseball. They have 198 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. The Rays have accounted for 81 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 49 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 186 RBI's as well as 333 hits this year, and their team batting average is at .229. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .392 and have struck out 452 times, while taking a walk on 148 occasions.
The Rays have an ERA of 3.60 on the campaign (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 400 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 121 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.31 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have conceded 42 home runs and 171 total runs (14th in baseball).
The Rays relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 runners on the season and 30.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Rays pitchers have come into the game with runners on 34 times and also have had 53 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 132 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have tallied 27 holds on the season (6th in the league). They have compiled 12 saves on the campaign and have not converted 6 of 18 save opportunities.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated 1,161 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 366 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which has them ranked 3rd in the majors, and they have twisted 268 double plays. The Rays have converted 71.1% of balls in play into outs in their 3,483 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 8th in pro baseball.
Glasnow has taken the ball for 372 innings and is sitting with 468 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Glasnow (19-20 career mark) has a FIP of 3.88 and he has gone up against 1,566 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.11 (170 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.265. He has surrendered 305 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 166 free passes.
Toronto has knocked in 57 home runs over the course of the season and 188 RBIs. They have recorded 57 doubles, while taking a walk 117 times as well as putting up 200 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a team on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a batting average of .252 for the season. The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .423 and they earn 5.00 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have been rung up on 337 instances (26th in baseball) and have accounted for 342 hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have given up 156 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.75 (145 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 50 home runs and they concede 4.03 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.244 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (362 strikeouts vs 120 free passes). They rank 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 313.
Sitting with 38 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 24 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Toronto has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 46 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.8% out of 66 inherited runners. They are ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 144 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 40 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 369 assists, 22 errors and have a total of 1,046 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 3,138 innings played, the Blue Jays have a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (16th in the majors).
Kay (3-2 win-loss record in his career) holds a 5.92 earned run average while surrendering 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and he has faced 223 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded 32 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.582 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his MLB career, Kay has allowed 52 base hits while accumulating 51 strikeouts in 48 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+107)
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