Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+110) Toronto (-135)
Rogers Centre is the venue where Alek Manoah and the Toronto Blue Jays (79-63, 4th in AL East) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (89-53, 1st in AL East) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rays coming in at +110 and the Blue Jays are at -135. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Drew Rasmussen and Alek Manoah.
The Rays have hit 255 doubles as a team and have knocked 196 balls out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,369 times, while drawing a walk on 511 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are earning 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in MLB. They have amassed 723 runs batted in in addition to 1,176 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average sits at .242. They have racked up 768 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .320.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.77 over the course of the season (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,325 batters. They have walked 393 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.78 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.19. Rays pitchers have given up 162 long balls and 590 runs in total (11th in baseball).
The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 137 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 142 base runners so far this season with 30.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Rays pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 111 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have dispatched 456 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 77 holds so far this year (10th in MLB). They have accumulated 38 saves for the season and have blown 19 out of their 57 save opportunities.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 3,832 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,196 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which has them ranked 11th in baseball, and have accumulated 918 double plays. The Rays have converted 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,496 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in professional baseball.
Rasmussen (3-1 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.36 while he has faced 326 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 67 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 32 walks. His ERA is 3.77 (32 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.297. Rasmussen has taken the ball for 76 innings and has earned 86 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .462 and they have an average of 5.18 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have notched 241 two-baggers, while walking 440 times and earning 735 runs. Toronto has knocked in 225 home runs this year as well as 707 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,084 instances (29th in the league) and have a total of 1,273 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an on-base percentage of .331 and a team batting average of .266 for the year.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.242 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.12 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.08 (1,280 strikeouts vs 415 walks). They come in at 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,111. They have conceded 178 homers and they give up 4.27 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 583 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.87 (528 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 105 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 57 holds and 17 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the game in 45 save opportunities and they have come away with 28 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 147 times in high leverage situations and on 154 occasions with base runners. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 220 inherited runners. They are ranked 15th in MLB holding a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 477 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 108 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in baseball). The Blue Jays have 1,214 assists, 85 errors and have accumulated 3,688 putouts for the year. In their 11,064 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (15th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Manoah has surrendered 64 base hits and he has 92 punch outs in 85 innings. Manoah (5-2 career record) is the owner of a 3.71 earned run average and has given up 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 35 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.118 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and he has gone up against 357 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-135)
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