Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 14, 2023

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Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

Matt Chapman will look to extend his 10-game hitting streak when the Toronto Blue Jays (8-5) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (13-0). The Rays are listed as -127 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 7:07 PM ET Friday, live on SNET from Rogers Centre.

Drew Rasmussen takes the mound for Tampa Bay while Jose Berrios is Toronto’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -127
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +107
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: SNET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Blue Jays?

Rays and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Rays have won all 13 of the games they have been favored on the moneyline this season.

Tampa Bay has won all 13 games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -127 or shorter.

This season, the Blue Jays have been the underdog four times and won two of those games.

This season, Toronto has won two of its three games when it’s the underdog by at least +107 on the moneyline.

The Rays have played in 13 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total nine times (9-3-1).

So far this season, the Blue Jays and their opponents have hit the over in seven of their 13 games with a total.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the highest scoring team in baseball averaging 7.8 runs per game (101 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 32 total home runs, averaging 2.5 per game.

The Rays have an MLB-best .287 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 7.2 times per game to rank fourth in MLB.

The 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks eighth in the majors.

Tampa Bay has the top team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (2.23).

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays have scored the fifth-most runs in the league this season with 68.

Toronto has hit 15 homers this season, which ranks 13th in the majors.

The Blue Jays have a team batting average of .284 this season, which ranks second among MLB teams.

Toronto ranks 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.

The Blue Jays have an 8.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 14th in the majors.

Toronto pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.70 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Rasmussen (2-0) gets the start for the Rays, his third of the season.

Wander Franco has been key for Tampa Bay with 17 hits, an OBP of .368 plus a slugging percentage of .679.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in (16) this season. He’s batting .314 while slugging .549.

Brandon Lowe has an average of .333 this year with five homers and 12 RBI.

Yandy Diaz has collected 11 hits this season and has an OBP of .388. He’s slugging .600 on the year.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Berrios will get the start for the Blue Jays, his third of the season.

Chapman has racked up a team-best batting average of .489 while pacing the Blue Jays in runs batted in (15).

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a double, two home runs and seven walks while batting .412.

Bo Bichette has a team-best four home runs.

George Springer is batting .268 with two home runs and three walks.

Rays and Blue Jays Injuries

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shawn Armstrong: 15 Day IL (Neck), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jeffrey Springs: day-to-day (Arm)

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 8, Blue Jays 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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