Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 2, 2022

Written By Staff on August 1, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (57-45) visit the Tampa Bay Rays (54-48) on Tuesday to start a two-game series, with the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. The Blue Jays enter the matchup following a series win over the Tigers, and the Rays are coming off a series loss to the Guardians. Toronto’s (-135 to win) Kevin Gausman gets the start against Tampa Bay’s (+115) Drew Rasmussen.

The betting facts in this article reference odds valid as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gausman (TOR) Pitcher Rasmussen (TB)
7 – 8 W/L 6 – 3
103.2 IP 82.1
3.30 ERA 3.17
1.322 WHIP 1.202
10.6 K/9 7.7
1.6 BB/9 2.5

Blue Jays Probable Starter Kevin Gausman

  • The Blue Jays will send Gausman (7-8) to the mound for his 20th start of the season. He is 7-8 with a 3.30 ERA and 122 strikeouts through 103 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance was on Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, when the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.30, with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 19 games this season. Opponents are hitting .282 against him.
  • Gausman has 10 quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will take the mound against a Rays team that is batting .240 as a unit (17th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .381 (22nd in MLB) with 93 total home runs (22nd in MLB).
  • The 31-year-old’s 3.30 ERA ranks 29th, 1.322 WHIP ranks 51st, and 10.6 K/9 ranks sixth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Gausman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Peralta 20 .300 6 0 3 .300 .650
Taylor Walls 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Randy Arozarena 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Roman Quinn 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Brandon Lowe 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Ji-Man Choi 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Rene Pinto 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Isaac Paredes 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yandy Díaz 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Rays Probable Starter Drew Rasmussen

  • The Rays will send Rasmussen (6-3) to the mound for his 18th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 3.17 ERA this season with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.5 walks per nine across 17 games.
  • In 17 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 495 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They are batting .265 for the campaign with 132 home runs, fifth in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Rasmussen

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .500
Bo Bichette 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Teoscar Hernández 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 7 .286 2 1 1 .286 1.000
George Springer 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .536
Alejandro Kirk 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Santiago Espinal 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Bradley Zimmer 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cavan Biggio 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Matt Chapman 3 .333 1 0 1 .250 .583

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 50 of the 83 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60.2%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -135 or shorter, Toronto has a 37-21 record (winning 63.8% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Blue Jays’ implied win probability is 57.4%.
  • Toronto has played in 102 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 52 times (52-48-2).
  • The Blue Jays are 48-54-0 against the spread this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rays have been the underdog 33 times and won 14, or 42.4%, of those games.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has won three of its 10 games, or 30%, when they’re the underdog by at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 46.5%.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 102 chances.
  • The Rays are 45-57-0 ATS in their 102 games with a spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up a team-high slugging percentage (.499) while leading the Blue Jays in hits (109). He’s hitting .283 with 20 doubles, 21 home runs and 42 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Guerrero ranks 35th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and 21st in slugging.
  • Guerrero heads into this matchup on a 12-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .421 with five doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
  • George Springer is hitting .251 with 14 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Springer’s batting average ranks 87th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 72nd, and he is 39th in the league in slugging.
  • Alejandro Kirk is batting .311 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 35 walks, and has a team-best .388 on-base percentage.
  • Matt Chapman is batting .249 with 18 doubles, 20 home runs and 35 walks.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 417 .259 55 14 55 .303 .720
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 385 .283 59 21 63 .359 .858
Santiago Espinal 347 .268 39 6 40 .318 .698
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 336 .310 44 5 42 .362 .788
George Springer 334 .251 58 18 47 .330 .797
Matt Chapman 334 .249 56 20 57 .326 .808
Teoscar Hernández 297 .269 40 14 49 .320 .801
Alejandro Kirk 296 .311 48 12 40 .388 .868
Raimel Tapia 264 .280 30 5 36 .303 .708
Cavan Biggio 153 .216 25 2 14 .341 .694

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .397 this season while batting .288 with 53 walks and 45 runs scored.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the big leagues, Diaz’s batting average is 31st, his on-base percentage is sixth, and he is 96th in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 95 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .419.
  • Among all qualifying players, Arozarena is 81st in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging percentage.
  • David Peralta is batting .248 with a .457 slugging percentage and 41 RBI this year.
  • Ji-Man Choi has been key for Tampa Bay with 65 hits, an OBP of .355 plus a slugging percentage of .415.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 375 .253 43 12 47 .313 .732
Yandy Díaz 319 .288 45 5 33 .397 .798
David Peralta 282 .248 29 12 41 .315 .772
Taylor Walls 264 .170 30 4 16 .257 .530
Ji-Man Choi 253 .257 27 8 46 .355 .770
Christian Bethancourt 194 .237 25 5 21 .285 .656
Isaac Paredes 191 .220 31 14 29 .292 .779
Brett Phillips 184 .147 21 5 14 .225 .475
Brandon Lowe 165 .248 26 7 16 .321 .776
Yu Chang 83 .205 8 1 5 .275 .552

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