Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+100) Tampa Bay (-125)
Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (44-40, 3rd in AL East) travel to Tropicana Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (51-36, 2nd in AL East). The line on this game has the Blue Jays priced at +100 and the Rays are at -125. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Ross Stripling and Ryan Yarbrough.
As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. They have a total of 438 runs while holding a team OBP of .329. The Blue Jays have compiled 143 doubles as a squad and have smacked 128 balls out of the park. They have earned 416 runs batted in in addition to 767 hits this season, and their average at the plate is at .267. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .454 and have struck out 692 times, while drawing a walk on 255 occasions.
The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 3.98 this season (12th in the league), and the staff has rung up 775 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Blue Jays pitchers have given up 114 home runs in addition to 359 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 265 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a unit on the campaign.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 289 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 136 base runners on the season with 29.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 15 saves this season and have not converted 10 out of their 25 save opportunities. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 67 save situations. The relief pitchers have 39 holds so far this season (19th in MLB). Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 96 times in addition to having 90 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,603 innings, ranking them 15th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 2,201 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 758 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them sitting 26th in the majors, and have accumulated 553 double plays.
Stripling (26-31 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.97 while going up against 2,114 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 493 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 130 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (215 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.228. Stripling has taken the hill for 507 frames and has tallied 490 K's in his MLB career.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated an OBP of .316 and a batting average of .231 so far this season. They have been rung up on 884 occasions (1st in baseball) and have totaled 682 base hits. Tampa Bay has knocked in 106 HRs for the season as well as 405 runs batted in. The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .397 and they have an average of 4.91 runs per game (8th in the league). They have tallied 153 two-baggers, while walking 331 times and scoring 427 runs.
The Rays have a WHIP of 1.137 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a staff for the season. They rank 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 652. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 349 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.55 (309 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.46 (823 strikeouts against 238 bases on balls). They have relinquished 99 HR's and they give up 4.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.8% of 91 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 113 times in high leverage situations and on 73 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Rays have tallied 52 holds and also 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB holding a save percentage of 67.6%, and they have sent 280 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 34 save chances and they have earned 23 saves.
In 7,047 innings played, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (7th in the majors). The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 74 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Rays have recorded 780 assists, 42 errors and are sitting with 2,349 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Yarbrough has given up 407 base knocks while he has earned 364 strikeouts in 436 innings pitched. Yarbrough (33-19 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.03 ERA and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 195 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.156 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.75 and he has gone up against 1,807 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+100)
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