Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. takes a 13-game hitting streak into the Toronto Blue Jays’ (58-45) matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (54-49) at 12:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound first for Toronto (-118 to win), and Jalen Beeks is Tampa Bay’s (-101) choice to start.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of August 3, 2022 at 11:31 AM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kikuchi (TOR) Pitcher Beeks (TB)
4 – 5 W/L 1 – 1
70.0 IP 42.0
4.89 ERA 2.36
1.500 WHIP 1.119
10.2 K/9 10.7
5.4 BB/9 3

Blue Jays Probable Starter Yusei Kikuchi

  • Kikuchi gets the start for the Blue Jays, his 18th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 4.89 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers, when the left-hander threw 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing two hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.89, with 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .239 against him.
  • Kikuchi has three quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will face a Rays squad that is hitting .239 as a unit (20th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .379 (23rd in MLB) with 94 total home runs (23rd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 11:31 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Kikuchi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 9 .222 2 1 1 .222 .778
Yandy Díaz 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .444
Brandon Lowe 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Taylor Walls 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Isaac Paredes 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Yu Chang 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Jose Siri 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Bethancourt 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000
David Peralta 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Probable Starter Jalen Beeks

  • The Rays will send Beeks (1-1) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched out of the bullpen on Sunday, when he threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings without allowing a hit to the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched to a 2.36 ERA this season with 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3 walks per nine across 25 games.
  • Beeks has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • The Blue Jays rank third in MLB with 498 runs scored this season. They have a .265 batting average this campaign with 132 home runs (sixth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 11:31 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Beeks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Teoscar Hernández 8 .250 2 0 2 .333 .708
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Danny Jansen 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 4 .500 2 1 1 .600 1.850
Matt Chapman 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cavan Biggio 2 .000 0 0 0 .600 .600
George Springer 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 60.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (51-33).
  • Toronto is 49-32 (winning 60.5% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -118 or shorter.
  • The Blue Jays have an implied moneyline win probability of 54.1% in this contest.
  • Toronto has played in 103 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 52 times (52-49-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 49-54-0 record ATS this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 14, or 41.2%, of the 34 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Tampa Bay has entered 27 games this season as the underdog by -101 or more and is 11-16 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 50.2% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • So far this season, Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 50 of their 103 games with a total.
  • The Rays are 45-58-0 ATS in their 103 games with a spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has a team-best slugging percentage (.501) and leads the Blue Jays in hits (111). He’s hitting .285 with 21 doubles, 21 home runs and 42 walks.
  • Guerrero ranks 33rd in batting average, 27th in on base percentage, and 17th in slugging among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Guerrero has safely hit in 13 straight games. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .421 with six 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 83rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 77th, and he is 38th in the league in slugging.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .308 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 36 walks. He has a .386 on-base percentage to pace the Blue Jays.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .238 with 23 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 30 walks.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 421 .259 55 14 56 .302 .718
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 389 .285 60 21 63 .360 .861
Whit Merrifield 383 .238 51 6 42 .288 .638
Santiago Espinal 351 .265 39 6 40 .315 .691
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 340 .312 44 5 42 .364 .790
Matt Chapman 337 .246 56 20 57 .325 .803
George Springer 334 .251 58 18 47 .330 .797
Teoscar Hernández 300 .270 41 14 49 .322 .802
Alejandro Kirk 299 .308 48 12 40 .386 .861
Raimel Tapia 267 .281 31 5 36 .303 .707

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has 92 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .397.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Diaz’s batting average ranks 31st, his on-base percentage is sixth, and he is 99th in slugging percentatge.
  • Randy Arozarena has 95 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .415, both of which lead Tampa Bay hitters this season.
  • Arozarena is 83rd in batting average, 106th in on-base percentage and 85th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • David Peralta has collected 70 base hits, an OBP of .312 and a slugging percentage of .453 this season.
  • Ji-Man Choi has been key for Tampa Bay with 65 hits, an OBP of .351 plus a slugging percentage of .410.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 378 .251 43 12 47 .312 .727
Yandy Díaz 319 .288 45 5 33 .397 .798
David Peralta 285 .246 29 12 41 .312 .765
Taylor Walls 267 .176 31 5 17 .261 .549
Ji-Man Choi 256 .254 27 8 46 .351 .761
Christian Bethancourt 197 .234 25 5 21 .281 .646
Isaac Paredes 194 .216 31 14 29 .292 .771
Brandon Lowe 169 .243 26 7 16 .314 .758
Jose Siri 138 .174 18 3 10 .233 .530
Yu Chang 83 .205 8 1 5 .275 .552

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