Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (9-5) and Bo Bichette (five hits last time out) are favored (-123) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (13-1) on Saturday at 3:07 PM ET on SNET.

Yusei Kikuchi starts for Toronto while Calvin Faucher is Tampa Bay’s starter for the contest.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -123
  • Rays odds to win: +104
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: SNET

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Rays?

Blue Jays and Rays Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (6-3).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -123 or shorter, Toronto has a 5-3 record (winning 62.5% of its games).

The Rays have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog.

Tampa Bay has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +104 odds on it winning this game.

The Blue Jays have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total seven times this season for a 7-6-1 record against the over/under.

The Rays’ games have gone over the total in nine of their 14 chances.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays are the fifth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.3 runs per game (74 total).

Toronto is 12th in MLB action with 16 total home runs.

The Blue Jays’ .285 batting average leads MLB.

Toronto strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank eighth in baseball.

The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks 13th in the majors with a collective 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

Toronto’s 4.57 team ERA ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays lead MLB with 104 runs scored this season.

Tampa Bay has hit 34 homers to lead Major League Baseball this season.

The Rays’ .283 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.

Tampa Bay ranks fifth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.4 Ks per contest.

The Rays strike out 9.2 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-best in MLB.

Tampa Bay has the lowest ERA in baseball at 2.45.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

The Blue Jays will look to Kikuchi (1-0) in his third start this season.

Matt Chapman leads Toronto in batting average (.460) and runs batted in (15) this season.

Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with four while driving in 10 runs and slugging .641.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 22 hits this season and a slash line of .393/.470/.518.

George Springer has 16 hits and an OBP of .313 to go with a slugging percentage of .417 this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will send Faucher to the mound for his first start this season.

Wander Franco is hitting .316 with seven doubles, four home runs and three walks.

Randy Arozarena has collected 16 runs batted in to lead his team.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with five home runs and has a team-high batting average of .324.

Yandy Diaz has a double, four home runs and seven walks while hitting .250.

Blue Jays and Rays Injuries

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

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), 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 vs. Rays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 6, Blue Jays 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 10 runs
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