Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre is where the Toronto Blue Jays (42-33) will compete against the Tampa Bay Rays (40-34) on Friday. The starting pitchers will be Corey Kluber and Jose Berrios.
Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .374 and have struck out 632 times, while drawing a walk on 206 occasions. They have 281 runs batted in as well as 570 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .234. The Rays have compiled 117 doubles as a unit and have knocked 67 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 295 runs and have an on-base percentage of .297. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.0 runs per game, which has them at 24th in MLB.
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Rays pitchers have conceded 82 home runs in addition to 278 total runs (4th in MLB). They have walked 187 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.80 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.43 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. The Rays have a team ERA of 3.20 on the season (4th in MLB), and they have rung up 641 batters.
Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 71 times as well as having 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 52 holds this year (5th in the league). The Rays relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 53.8% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. They have earned 21 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of their 39 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 96 base runners on the season with 21.9% of those players crossed the plate. The Rays have sent 266 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 1,957 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 608 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 22nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 51 double plays. The Rays have turned 71.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,871 innings, which has them sitting at 4th in the majors.
Kluber (106-65 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 while going up against 6,039 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,307 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 337 free passes. His ERA is 3.21 (533 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.099. Kluber has taken the ball for 1,495 innings and has racked up 1,610 K's thus far in his career.
Toronto has knocked in 98 home runs on the year to go along with 343 runs batted in. They have put up 143 two-baggers, while taking a walk 229 times as well as scoring 352 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays hold an OBP of .325 as well as a batting average of .257 for the year. The Blue Jays hold a team SLG% of .434 and they score 4.76 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have struck out on 592 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have a total of 646 base knocks.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 323 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (294 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 81 long balls and they give up 4.42 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.262 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.91 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.11 (616 strikeouts against 198 free passes). They come in at 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 631.
Sitting with 84 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 44 holds and 15 blown saves. Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 37 save chances and they have come away with 22 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 91 times in high leverage situations and on 75 occasions with base runners. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of their 113 inherited runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 271 relievers onto the field for the year.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 62 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 639 assists, 34 errors and have earned 1,971 putouts on the season. In 5,913 innings played, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (19th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Berrios has allowed 863 base hits while he has totaled 921 strikeouts in 930 frames. Berrios (65-51 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.19 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 433 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.235 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and he has faced 3,929 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto
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