Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 23 (9/23): MLB
- Sep 24, 2022, 3:48:09 AM
|Time||7:10 p.m. EST|
|Rays money line||-148|
|Rays run line||-1.5 (+150)|
|Blue Jays money line||+124|
|Blue Jays run line||+1.5 (-175)|
|Over / under||7.5|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Home / road record||49-27||48-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||8-2|
|Over / under record||66-73-9||55-84-10|
|Runs / game||4.23||4.52|
|Runs allowed / game||3.74||3.23|
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 2nd game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Friday. The Rays took the win 10-5 in the first 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: Jeffrey Springs (9-4, 2.56 ERA)
Springs will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Rays. Springs allowed 3 runs (2 earned) in 5.2 innings pitched against the Rangers. He has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 2.81 and 30 strikeouts in 10 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: Mitch White (0-6, 5.12 ERA)
White will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Blue Jays. White made a start at Buffalo on Sunday and allowed eight runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings. In spite of his lackluster results, he'll rejoin the major-league club and should have a chance to remain in the rotation. He hasn't faced the Rays in his career.
Toronto are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Toronto are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games at home.
Tampa Bay are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games played on a Friday.
The Blue Jays have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 4-5 vs Rays this season. Mitch White will start for the Blue Jays who has been pounded since he joined the Blue Jays. Springs will start for the Rays who has been pretty solid this month and hasn't allowed a single run vs Blue Jays this season. The Rays will get White early in the game while Springs should have a decent start. Take the Rays.
PICK: Rays ML (-148)
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