Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 15, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (81-64) host the Tampa Bay Rays (90-55) at 3:07 PM ET on Wednesday, featuring two top-10 power hitters. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 45 homers (first in league) for the Blue Jays, while Brandon Lowe ranks sixth with 34 dingers for the Rays. Robbie Ray pitches for Toronto (-170 to win) while Tampa Bay (+150) will answer with Michael Wacha.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Lines

Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • The Blue Jays have been favorites in 97 games this season and won 55 (56.7%) of those contests.
  • Toronto has entered 47 games this season favored by -170 or more and is 32-15 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.2% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Blue Jays and their opponents are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games with a total.

Blue Jays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 8
HR 26
ERA 3.39
K/9 9.3

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Rays Betting Insights

  • The Rays have been chosen as underdogs in 51 games this year and have walked away with the win 28 times (54.9%) in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a mark of 2-1 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +150 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rays have a 38.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Rays and their opponents have combined to clear the total six times.

Rays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 6.1
HR 21
ERA 5.32
K/9 7.2

Rays Probable Pitcher – Michael Wacha

  • Wacha gets the start for the Rays, his 21st of the season. He is 3-4 with a 5.37 ERA and 104 strikeouts over 105 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Friday against the Tigers, the right-hander tossed five innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • During 25 games this season, the 30-year-old has put up a 5.37 ERA and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .284 to opposing batters.
  • Wacha has put up 13 starts this year where he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Rays have a 3-3 record in Wacha’s six starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 2:48 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 81-64
Home 40-31
Road 41-33
vs LHP (Starters) 21-20
vs RHP (Starters) 60-44
Day Games 6-2
Night Games 75-62

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Robbie Ray

  • The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Ray (11-5) for his 29th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed eight hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Orioles.
  • The 29-year-old ranks sixth in ERA (2.69), 11th in WHIP (1.030), third in strikeouts (220), fifth in K/9 (11.60), and 17th in BB/9 (2.30) among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.
  • Ray has made 25 starts of five or more innings in 28 chances this season, and averages 6.0 frames when he pitches.
  • His team has been victorious in 63.6% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 14-8.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 2:48 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 90-56
Home 45-27
Road 45-29
vs LHP (Starters) 32-25
vs RHP (Starters) 57-31
Day Games 6-2
Night Games 84-54

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Toronto Blue Jays lead the league with 232 total home runs, averaging 1.6 per game.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 116 homers at home this season (1.6 per game).
  • Toronto has hit 26 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Guerrero leads Toronto in batting average (.315), home runs (45) and runs batted in (103) this season.
  • Teoscar Hernandez is batting .307 with an OBP of .356 and a slugging percentage of .529 this season.

Rays Hitting Stats

  • The Rays rank sixth in Major League Baseball with 201 home runs.
  • They are 41-12 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • Tampa Bay has 21 homers over its last 10 games.
  • Randy Arozarena is batting .274 with 26 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Lowe’s 34 home runs pace his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Blue Jays (-170)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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