Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

MLB Predictions

Two of the league’s top hitters will meet Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays (35-15) and Toronto Blue Jays (26-23) take to the field at 6:40 PM ET, live on BSSUN. Yandy Diaz is batting .322 for the Rays (-175 favorites on the moneyline) while Bo Bichette leads the underdog Blue Jays (+150) with a .324 average.

Shane McClanahan will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Toronto will counter with Yusei Kikuchi.

Rays vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -175
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +150
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Blue Jays?

Rays and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Rays have put together a 31-12 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 72.1% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -175 or shorter, Tampa Bay has gone 22-3 (88%).

This season, the Blue Jays have won eight out of the 14 games, or 57.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Toronto has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +150 moneyline set for this game.

The Rays have played in 50 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 29 times (29-18-3).

The Blue Jays’ games have gone over the total in 24 of their 49 chances.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the second-most runs in baseball (297 total, 5.9 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 95 total home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.

The Rays lead the majors with a .269 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 13th in the majors.

The Rays pitching staff is 22nd in MLB with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has a 3.72 team ERA that ranks sixth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays have scored 238 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB.

Toronto’s 56 home runs rank 14th in Major League Baseball.

The Blue Jays rank third in MLB with a .266 team batting average.

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 average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, eighth-most in the league.

Toronto has pitched to a 3.92 ERA this season, which ranks 10th in baseball.

Rays Key Players to Watch

McClanahan makes the start for the Rays, his 11th of the season. He is 7-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings pitched.

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

Randy Arozarena is batting .305 this season with a team-high 11 home runs and 37 RBI.

Wander Franco has 53 hits this season and a slash line of .276/.336/.474.

Josh Lowe is slugging .614 this season, with a team-best 11 homers while driving in 34 runs.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

The Blue Jays’ Kikuchi (5-1) will make his 10th start of the season.

Bichette leads the Blue Jays with nine home runs while putting up a team-high batting average of .324.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with 33 runs batted in.

Matt Chapman has 19 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks while hitting .302.

George Springer has two doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 18 walks while batting .250.

Rays and Blue Jays Injuries

Rays: Zack Littell: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), 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), Brandon Lowe: day-to-day (Neck)

Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitchell White: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, Blue Jays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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