Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (25-23) are the underdogs on the moneyline (-106) in Tuesday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays (35-14). The game starts at 6:40 PM ET on BSSUN. The Blue Jays are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +157 odds.

Taj Bradley gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay while Jose Berrios is Toronto’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -113
  • Blue Jays odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Blue Jays?

Rays and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Rays have won 73.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (31-11).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -113 or shorter, Tampa Bay has a record of 31-11 (73.8%).

This season, the Blue Jays have won seven out of the 13 games, or 53.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Toronto has a record of 6-6, a 50% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of -106 or more by bookmakers this season.

In the 49 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Rays, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times (28-18-3).

The Blue Jays and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 48 opportunities.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the second-most runs in baseball (296 total, six per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays average 1.9 home runs per game and have hit an MLB-leading 94 home runs in total.

The Rays’ .271 batting average leads MLB.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 15 mark in the majors.

The Rays pitching staff is 23rd in the majors with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has a 3.40 team ERA that ranks second across all MLB pitching staffs.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 13th in the majors with 218 total runs scored this season.

Toronto has hit 52 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the majors.

The Blue Jays’ .258 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.

Toronto is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking eighth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

The Blue Jays have a 9.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, seventh-best in baseball.

Toronto has the 11th-ranked ERA (3.98) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Bradley (3-0 with a 3.54 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rays, his fifth of the season.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in homers with 11 while also maintaining a team-best .322 batting average.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs (11) and runs batted in (37) this season while batting .308.

Wander Franco is slashing .282/.343/.484 this season for the Rays.

Josh Lowe leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 11 while driving in 34 runs and slugging .625.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Berrios (3-4) will take to the mound for the Blue Jays and make his 10th start of the season.

Bo Bichette has accumulated a team-high batting average of .317, while pacing the Blue Jays in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (30).

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 12 doubles, seven home runs and 17 walks while batting .293.

Matt Chapman is hitting .299 with 19 doubles, six home runs and 21 walks.

George Springer is batting .235 with two doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.

Rays and Blue Jays Injuries

Rays: Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor strain), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), 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 5, Blue Jays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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