The Tampa Bay Rays will be taking on their AL East foe Toronto Blue Jays. The matchup will get going at 3:07 p.m. ET and RSN Sports will be showing the game.
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Rays have gone 96-65 SU this year and are 82-78 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 3.6 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 6.0 units ATS. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 66-95 SU and 78-82 ATS. The team has lost 15.8 units for moneyline bettors and 9.3 units ATS.
Blue Jays games have an over/under record of 74-77-9 in 2019. The Rays have an over/under record of 78-74-8.
Blake Snell is getting the start for the visiting Rays. The southpaw Snell is 6-7 with a 4.21 ERA and 143 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against Toronto this year (two starts).
The Blue Jays are putting the ball in the right hand of Clay Buchholz (1-5, 7.00 ERA), who’s got 33 strikeouts and 15 walks this season as well as a 1.54 WHIP. Buchholz is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA across two starts against Tampa Bay this year.
Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10.18 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.66, along with a WHIP of 1.13.
Rays hitters have slashed .254/.327/.431 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Tampa Bay’s hitters have been led by Austin Meadows and Tommy Pham, who collectively have blasted 54 home runs. Meadows is hitting .291/.364/.558 with 33 home runs, 89 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Pham is hitting .274 with 21 homers, 68 RBIs, 76 runs and 24 stolen bases.
For the home team, Toronto’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 5.28, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.34 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 75 games against AL East opponents, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 5.55 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.59.
The Toronto offense has put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .208/.312/.445 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Outfielder Randal Grichuk and third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have paced the Blue Jays’ batters this year. Grichuk is slashing .233/.282/.460 with 31 home runs, 80 RBIs and 75 runs scored, while Guerrero Jr.’s line is .272/.339/.433 with 15 homers, 69 RBIs and 52 runs scored.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – UNDER
Tampa Bay has logged 16 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Toronto has 18 XBH over its last five.
Tampa Bay has posted 21.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.8 over its last five.
The Rays have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
The Rays have an OPS of .759 this season and an OPS of .762 against right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS stands at .733 overall and .727 against righties.