Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre is the location where the Toronto Blue Jays (42-32) will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (40-33) on Thursday. The expected starting pitchers are Corey Kluber and Yusei Kikuchi.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 4.0 runs/g, which ranks them 24th in MLB. They have tallied 295 runs while having a team OBP of .297. The Rays have tallied 117 doubles as a team and have hit 67 baseballs out of the park. They have 281 runs batted in and 570 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .234. Tampa Bay owns a slugging percentage of .374 and have struck out 632 times, while being walked on 206 occasions.
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The Rays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.20 for the season (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 641 hitters. They have walked 187 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.80 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.43 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.11. Rays pitchers have conceded 82 home runs and also 278 runs in total (4th in the league).
The Rays have sent 266 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 runners for the season and 21.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 21 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of their 39 save opportunities. The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 53.8% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. The relief pitchers have 52 holds this season (5th in baseball). Rays pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 71 times in addition to having 100 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have transformed 71.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,790 innings on the field, which ranks them 4th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have earned 1,930 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 597 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 22nd in baseball, and they have twisted 49 double plays.
Kluber has thrown 1,495 frames and is sitting with 1,610 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Kluber (106-65 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 and he has gone up against 6,039 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.21 (533 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.099. He has allowed 1,307 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 337 walks.
The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .434 and they are recording 4.76 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have 143 doubles, while getting a free base 229 times and racking up 352 runs. Toronto has 98 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 343 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 592 occasions (23rd in the league) and have a total of 646 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded a team on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a batting average of .257 on the year.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.262 in addition to having a FIP of 3.91 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 (616 strikeouts against 198 walks). They rank 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 631. They have allowed 81 dingers and they surrender 4.42 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 323 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.03 (294 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.4% out of their 113 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 75 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 84 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 44 holds and 15 blown saves. They rank 22nd in baseball with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have dispatched 271 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Toronto has had relief pitchers take the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves.
In 5,832 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (18th in MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 60 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 632 assists, 34 errors and have accounted for 1,944 putouts so far this season.
Kikuchi (17-28 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.99 ERA and has surrendered 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.35 and he has faced 1,840 batters in his career. He has allowed 234 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.428 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. So far in his MLB career, Kikuchi has allowed 436 base knocks while he has earned 392 K's in 422 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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