Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

 

Odds

Time 6:40 p.m. EST
Rays money line -102
Rays run line +1.5 (-165)
Blue Jays money line -118
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (+140)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays  Toronto Blue Jays
Record 82-66 98-51
Home / road record 49-27 48-28
Last 10 record 4-6 8-2
Streak L2 W3
Over / under record 66-73-9 55-84-10
Runs / game 4.23 4.52
Runs allowed / game 3.74 3.23

 

Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 3rd game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The Blue Jays shoutout the Rays again 5-0 in the second game of the series. 

 

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 82-66 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.23 runs per game. They're batting for .242 AVG, 614 runs scored in 1181 hits and 128 home runs, ranking #18 in offense in the league behind the Chicago White Sox. Randy Arozarena leads the team in home runs with 19 and 79 RBI while Yandy Diaz is batting for .295.

Defensively they are allowing 3.74 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Shane McClanahan leads the pitching staff with a 2.13 ERA, 187 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded with the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:  JT Chargois (2-0, 3.12 ERA)

Chargois will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rays. Chargois took the loss to Texas on Friday, allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out six and walking none over 5.2 innings. He has a record of 6-3 with an ERA of 3.03 and 83 strikeouts in 11 appearances versus the Blue Jays in his career.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 75-59 record and have won 7 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 4.66 runs per game and they're batting for .259 AVG, have 608 runs scored in 1161 hits and 159 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 80 RBI and 27 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .302 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.21 runs per game and rank #15 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.48 ERA and 153 strikeouts recording 13 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher: Jose Berrios (11-6, 5.27 ERA)

Jose Berrios will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Blue Jays. Berrios allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out 11 in six innings during a 5-2 win over Oakland on Thursday. He did not factor into the decision. He has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 2.81 and 37 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Rays in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay.

Toronto are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games against Toronto.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Blue Jays have been playing great offense averaging over 6 runs per game. Berrios will start for the Blue Jays who has good since his return and the Blue Jays have won in his last 3 starts. Chargois will start for the Rays who has struggled lately allowing 10 runs in the last 6 innings pitched. The Rays have been good at home so I think they will end their 3rd losing streak.

PICK: Rays ML (-118)

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