Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+145) Toronto (-185)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (81-63, 2nd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (89-55, 1st in AL East) at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Rays coming in at +145 and the Blue Jays are at -185. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Michael Wacha and Robbie Ray.
The Rays have recorded 257 doubles as a team and have smacked 199 balls out of the park. Tampa Bay is slugging .427 and have been called out on strikes 1,389 times, while taking a walk on 517 occasions. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 5.4 runs per outing, which is 1st in the league. They have accounted for 731 RBI's in addition to 1,186 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .241. They have earned 776 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .319.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.81 so far this year (8th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,333 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. Rays pitchers have given up 166 home runs and also 606 runs in total (14th in baseball). They have walked 400 opposing players and their FIP is 3.81 as a unit so far this year.
The Rays relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 65.5% and has entered the game in 138 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 148 runners this year and 29.1% of those players ended up scoring. Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 115 times and also have had 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 465 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have earned 77 holds on the year (10th in baseball). They have earned 38 saves for the year and have blown 20 of their 58 chances to get a save.
The Rays have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,664 innings, ranking them 14th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 3,888 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,217 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which ranks 11th in the majors, and have a total of 929 double plays.
Wacha (63-47 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 4,305 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 1,016 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 334 walks. His earned run average is 4.15 (465 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.340. Wacha has taken the ball for 1,007 innings and has tallied 900 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a team on-base percentage of .334 in addition to a team batting average of .268 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,094 occasions (29th in baseball) and have a total of 1,309 hits. Toronto has hit 232 home runs so far this year to go along with 737 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .467 and they are earning 5.31 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have hit 248 two-baggers, while walking 450 times and recording 765 runs.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.234 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a team for the season. They sit at 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,121. The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 591 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.87 (536 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 (1,300 strikeouts vs 418 walks). They have yielded 182 home runs and they relinquish 4.27 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB).
Sitting with 105 save situations, the Blue Jays have recorded 57 holds and also 17 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to take the mound in 45 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 147 times in high leverage situations and also on 154 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 220 inherited runners. They rank 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 480 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 108 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,238 assists, 85 errors and have notched a total of 3,742 putouts for the year. Out of their 11,226 innings played, the Blue Jays have a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (13th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Ray has allowed 897 base knocks while he has earned 1,262 strikeouts in 1,012 innings. Ray (60-56 career record) holds a 4.00 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 450 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and he has gone up against 4,325 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-185)
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