Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 22, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 22, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (23-20) are favored on the moneyline (-113) in Saturday’s contest with the Tampa Bay Rays (27-19), which starts at 7:37 PM ET on SN1. However, the Rays are favored against the spread (1.5) with +163 odds. Toronto’s Robbie Ray gets the start, and he’ll go against Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 22, 2021, 2:00 AM 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 won nine, or 50%, of the 18 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Toronto has won six of its 13 games, or 46.2%, when favored by at least -113 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 50.8% chance to win.
  • The Blue Jays and their opponents have combined to hit the over five times in their last 10 games with a total.

Blue Jays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.7
HR 13
ERA 4.26
K/9 11

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Rays Betting Insights

  • The Rays have come away with 14 wins in the 24 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Tampa Bay has a win-loss record of 14-9 when favored by -106 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 49.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Rays and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on seven occasions.

Rays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 7.3
HR 22
ERA 2.81
K/9 9.5

Rays Probable Pitcher – Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan gets the start for the Rays, his fifth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 4.67 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Mets, when he tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In four games this season, the 24-year-old has a 4.67 ERA and 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .254 to opposing batters.
  • McClanahan has put up one start this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Rays were the moneyline underdog for two McClanahan starts this season — they won both.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 22, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 23-20
Home 10-8
Road 13-12
vs LHP (Starters) 5-3
vs RHP (Starters) 18-17
Day Games 4-1
Night Games 19-19

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Robbie Ray

  • Ray (2-1) will take to the mound for the Blue Jays and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up four earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Phillies.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.79, 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .234 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, Ray has lasted five or more innings seven times, with an average of 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • His team has won each of the three games he’s started as the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 22, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 27-20
Home 11-13
Road 16-7
vs LHP (Starters) 10-7
vs RHP (Starters) 17-13
Day Games 1-0
Night Games 26-20

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays are fifth in baseball with 61 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
  • The Blue Jays have a 13-6 record this season in games when they rack up two or more homers.
  • Toronto has 13 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in batting average (.338), home runs (13) and runs batted in (36) this season.
  • Marcus Semien has collected 50 hits this season and has an OBP of .352. He’s slugging .540 on the year.

Rays Hitting Stats

  • The Rays have hit 59 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
  • In 23 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 37 homers, an average of 1.6 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, Tampa Bay has hit 22 home runs.
  • The Rays have won eight straight games and are batting .305 as a team with 72 runs scored over that span.
  • Randy Arozarena is batting .278 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks.
  • Joey Wendle is batting .300 with 14 doubles, a triple, five home runs and eight walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Blue Jays (-113)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9.5)

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

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