Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/14/2022

by | Sep 14, 2022

David Peralta is on the brink of his 100th hit of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays (79-62) as they get set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays (80-62) on Wednesday. The Rays enter the matchup as +100 underdogs on the moneyline, and action gets underway from Rogers Centre at 7:07 PM ET. Ross Stripling takes the mound for Toronto while Drew Rasmussen is Tampa Bay’s starter for the contest.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Spread and Betting Line

Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Blue Jays -120 +100 7.5 -118 -102 -1.5 +104 +116

Computer Predictions for Blue Jays vs. Rays

Our best bet is the Rays on the moneyline at +100 after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 7.5 runs.

Our computer pick: Tampa Bay Rays (+100) and Over (7.5)

Blue Jays vs. Rays Game Info

  • Toronto Blue Jays probable starting pitcher: Ross Stripling
  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Drew Rasmussen
  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Stripling Rasmussen
20 GS 24
7-4 W-L 10-4
3.03 ERA 2.57
113.0 IP 122.2
19 BB 27
98 SO 113

Blue Jays Starter Ross Stripling

  • Stripling makes the start for the Blue Jays, his 21st of the season. He is 7-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 113 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday against the Texas Rangers, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed a 3.03 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings across 28 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .223 to his opponents.
  • Stripling is looking to extend a fifth-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • Stripling is looking for his sixth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.0 innings per appearance on the mound.
  • He meets a Rays offense that ranks 19th in the league with 594 runs while batting .242 as a squad. It has a collective .381 slugging percentage (21st in MLB play) and has hit a total of 124 home runs (24th in MLB).
  • In 4 2/3 innings over one appearance against the Rays this season, Stripling has a 5.79 ERA and a 1.714 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .350.

Rays Starter Drew Rasmussen

  • The Rays will send Rasmussen (10-4) to the mound for his 25th start this season.
  • The right-hander allowed six hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the New York Yankees on Friday.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 24 games this season with an ERA of 2.57 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .221.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • Rasmussen has five starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Blue Jays rank sixth in MLB with 665 runs scored this season. They have a .261 batting average this campaign with 171 home runs (ninth in the league).
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Blue Jays in three games, and they have gone 14-for-56 with two doubles and three RBI over 16 1/3 innings.

Blue Jays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Blue Jays have been favorites in 119 games this season and won 69 (58%) of those contests.
  • Toronto has entered 110 games this season favored by -120 or more and is 65-45 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Blue Jays, based on the moneyline, is 54.5%.
  • Toronto’s games have gone over the total in 72 of their 141 chances.
  • The Blue Jays are 61-80-0 against the spread in their 141 chances this season.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays have come away with 19 wins in the 46 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has been victorious 12 times in 35 chances when named as an underdog of at least +100 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Rays have an implied victory probability of 50% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 65 of their 141 opportunities.
  • The Rays are 68-73-0 against the spread in their 141 games that had a posted line this season.

Blue Jays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 27 home runs on the year. He’s also hitting .278 with 82 RBI.
  • Guerrero’s home runs rank him 22nd in the majors, and he is 21st in RBI.
  • Guerrero carries a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .261 with four doubles, two walks and two RBI.
  • Bo Bichette’s 87 runs batted in are a team-high mark.
  • Bichette is 32nd in homers in MLB, and 16th in RBI.
  • Bichette has six straight games with at least one hit. In his last 10 games he is hitting .477 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs, two walks and 16 RBI.
  • George Springer has 19 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 49 walks while hitting .260.
  • Springer has at least one base hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .167 with a double, a home run, five walks and two RBI.
  • Alejandro Kirk has a club-high .295 batting average.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 141 .278 .343 .481 27 82 156
Bo Bichette 140 .282 .325 .478 24 87 162
George Springer 115 .260 .339 .452 20 60 115
Alejandro Kirk 126 .295 .379 .432 13 59 125
Matt Chapman 136 .236 .324 .446 24 68 112

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Yandy Diaz paces the Rays with a team-high batting average of .295.
  • Among all batters in the majors, Diaz’s home run total ranks 199th and his RBI tally ranks 116th.
  • Randy Arozarena has hit 19 home runs with 78 RBI, leading the team in both categories.
  • Arozarena ranks 60th overall in home runs and 30th in RBI this season.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .318 with 20 doubles, five home runs and 18 walks.
  • Peralta is batting .252 with 28 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 35 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Yandy Díaz 128 .295 .403 .421 8 51 131
Randy Arozarena 136 .267 .332 .454 19 78 139
Harold Ramirez 101 .318 .362 .423 5 53 107
David Peralta 119 .252 .315 .430 12 52 99
Isaac Paredes 92 .213 .293 .450 18 40 60

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