Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 15, 2021

Posted By 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, providing a matchup between two top-10 power hitters. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 45 home runs (first in league) for the Blue Jays, while Brandon Lowe is sixth with 34 home runs for the Rays. Robbie Ray starts for Toronto (-170 to win) while Tampa Bay (+150) will counter 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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ray (TOR) Pitcher Wacha (TB)
11 – 5 W/L 3 – 4
170.1 IP 105.2
2.69 ERA 5.37
1.030 WHIP 1.380
11.6 K/9 8.9
2.3 BB/9 2.2

Blue Jays Probable Starter Robbie Ray

  • Ray (11-5 with a 2.69 ERA and 220 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Blue Jays, his 29th of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday against the Orioles, when he threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • He will face off against a Rays offense that ranks ninth in the league with 1192 total hits (on a .241 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .427 (seventh in the league) with 201 total home runs (sixth in MLB play).
  • The Blue Jays are 14-8 in Ray’s 22 starts this season with Toronto as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 2:48 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Ray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Manuel Margot 28 .179 5 1 1 .324 .645
Mike Zunino 16 .188 3 2 2 .278 .903
Yandy Díaz 15 .267 4 0 0 .353 .886
Randy Arozarena 13 .154 2 0 0 .214 .522
Brandon Lowe 12 .083 1 0 0 .083 .166
Francisco Mejía 8 .125 1 0 1 .125 .375
Taylor Walls 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Austin Meadows 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 1.000
Nelson Cruz 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Brett Phillips 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Probable Starter Michael Wacha

  • Wacha (3-4) will take the mound for the Rays, his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed five innings while giving up one earned run on three hits in a matchup with the Tigers.
  • The Blue Jays rank second in MLB with a .267 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks first in the league (.465) and 232 home runs.
  • His team has won 50% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (3-3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 2:48 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Wacha

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Dickerson 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Jake Lamb 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
George Springer 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Randal Grichuk 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jarrod Dyson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Bo Bichette 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Teoscar Hernández 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Marcus Semien 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays’ offense is averaging 5.5 runs in home games while pushing across 5.1 per game away from Rogers Centre.
  • The Blue Jays have the No. 2 offense in baseball scoring 5.3 runs per game (765 total runs).
  • The Blue Jays have won 55 of the 97 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (56.7%).
  • Toronto has a record of 32-15 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -170 or shorter (68.1%).
  • In the 145 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 65 times (65-76-4).
  • Toronto played as the moneyline favorite for six of its last 10 games, and went 4-2 in those matchups.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays lead MLB with 778 runs scored this season.
  • In 74 road games this season, they’ve scored 5.7 runs per contest compared to the five per game they average at home.
  • The Rays have been underdogs in 51 games this season and won 28 (54.9%) of those contests.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has won two of its three games when they’re the underdog by at least +150 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 78 of 143 chances this season.
  • In five games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, Tampa Bay has a record of 3-2.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero paces the Blue Jays with 45 home runs and 103 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-high batting average of .315.
  • Guerrero ranks first in hits (171), first in HR (45), fourth in RBI (103), second in AVG (.315), and third in OBP (.397) among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Teoscar Hernandez is batting .307 with 27 doubles, 27 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Hernandez ranks 16th in hits (149), fifth in RBI (102), and seventh in AVG (.307).

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 582 .270 103 39 94 .341 .882
Bo Bichette 574 .291 110 24 88 .340 .803
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 542 .315 114 45 103 .397 1.004
Teoscar Hernández 486 .307 83 27 102 .356 .885
Randal Grichuk 482 .251 59 22 81 .293 .735
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 456 .285 58 19 80 .328 .802
George Springer 229 .258 45 17 37 .347 .902
Corey Dickerson 205 .263 27 2 14 .324 .704
Reese McGuire 190 .263 22 1 10 .319 .677
Danny Jansen 150 .220 23 8 19 .304 .757

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena has been key for Tampa Bay with 130 hits, an OBP of .350 plus a slugging percentage of .462.
  • Arozarena does not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Lowe’s 34 home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 85 runs this season while slugging .507.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Meadows 482 .232 74 25 99 .310 .764
Brandon Lowe 475 .238 87 34 85 .333 .840
Randy Arozarena 474 .274 87 19 63 .350 .812
Yandy Díaz 419 .253 56 10 52 .349 .721
Joey Wendle 413 .274 65 10 51 .318 .754
Manuel Margot 381 .252 47 10 55 .300 .686
Kevin Kiermaier 316 .247 51 4 33 .303 .673
Mike Zunino 297 .202 56 29 56 .292 .834
Nelson Cruz 296 .294 44 19 50 .359 .896
Brett Phillips 226 .212 45 11 37 .312 .728

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