Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 19, 2024

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The Toronto Blue Jays (19-25) are favored on the moneyline (-115) in Sunday’s contest versus the Tampa Bay Rays (25-22). Game time is at 1:37 PM ET on SNET. The Rays, with +158 odds, are favored against the spread (1.5).

Alek Manoah will get the ball for Toronto while Tampa Bay will counter with Aaron Civale.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -115
  • Rays odds to win: -104
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Time: 1:37 PM ET
  • TV: SNET
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    Blue Jays and Rays Betting Trends

    The Blue Jays have put together a 14-12 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 53.8% of those games).

    Toronto has gone 11-11 (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -115 or shorter.

    The Rays have entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won nine, or 56.2%, of those games.

    Tampa Bay is 6-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -104 or more on the moneyline.

    The Blue Jays have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 18 times this season for an 18-25-1 record against the over/under.

    The Rays and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 25 of their 47 opportunities.

    Blue Jays Stats & Insights

    The Blue Jays score the second-fewest runs in baseball (159 total, 3.6 per game).

    Toronto is fourth-worst in MLB play with 36 home runs.

    The Blue Jays rank 24th in the majors with a .228 batting average.

    Toronto’s batters strike out 7.2 times per game, the second-lowest average in baseball.

    The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 8.4 K/9, which ranks 21st in MLB.

    Toronto has the 23rd-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.46).

    Rays Stats & Insights

    The Rays have scored 196 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.

    Tampa Bay’s 40 home runs rank 23rd in Major League Baseball.

    The Rays have a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

    Tampa Bay ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.

    The Rays have an 8.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 17th in the big leagues.

    Tampa Bay has pitched to a 4.30 ERA this season, which ranks 20th in baseball.

    Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

    Manoah (0-1) gets the start for the Blue Jays, his third of the season.

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with a .280 batting average. He’s also hit four homers and has 20 RBI.

    Daulton Varsho is batting .212 this season with a team-high seven home runs and 21 RBI.

    Davis Schneider has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .371 and a slugging percentage of .495 this season.

    Justin Turner has 31 hits and an OBP of .300 to go with a slugging percentage of .381 this season.

    Rays Key Players to Watch

    The Rays’ Civale (2-3) will make his 10th start of the season.

    Isaac Paredes leads the Rays in home runs (eight), runs batted in (24) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .308.

    Yandy Diaz is hitting .263 with nine doubles, three home runs and 17 walks.

    Amed Rosario is batting .302 with six doubles, three triples, two home runs and three walks.

    Jose Caballero is hitting .261 with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 walks.

    Blue Jays and Rays Injuries

    Blue Jays: Chad Green: 15 Day IL (Teres major), Bowden Francis: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Yariel Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Spine)

    Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Colin Poche: 15 Day IL (Back), Chris Devenski: 15 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Pepiot: 15 Day IL (Leg), Taylor Walls: 60 Day IL (Hip), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jacob Waguespack: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Blue Jays 7, Rays 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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