Rays Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 14, 2022

Written By Staff on May 14, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (17-16) are looking for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to extend a 10-game hitting streak when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays (20-13) on Saturday at 6:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Ryan Yarbrough takes the mound first for Tampa Bay (-118 to win), and Hyun Jin Ryu is Toronto’s (+100) pick to start.

The betting trends in the following article reflect odds as of May 14, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Yarbrough (TB) Pitcher Ryu (TOR)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
7.1 IP 7.1
6.14 ERA 13.50
1.909 WHIP 1.773
7.4 K/9 6.1
4.9 BB/9 2.5

Rays Probable Starter Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough (0-0) makes the start for the Rays, his third of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, when he went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • Over his two appearances this season, he has a 6.14 ERA and averages 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He meets a Blue Jays offense that ranks 20th in the league with 125 runs while batting .236 as a squad. It has a collective .385 slugging percentage (11th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 35 home runs (seventh in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Probable Starter Hyun Jin Ryu

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu will take to the mound for the Blue Jays, his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, April 16 against the Oakland Athletics, throwing 4 2/3 innings and giving up five earned runs.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 13.50, a 2.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.773.
  • The Rays are batting .235 this season, 14th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .380 (13th in the league) with 30 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have put together a 16-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 64% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay has a 15-8 record (winning 65.2% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -118 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 54.1%.
  • In the 33 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-15-2).
  • The Rays have a 15-18-0 record ATS this season (covering 45.5% of the time).
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Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • This season, the Blue Jays have been the underdog 11 times and won four, or 36.4%, of those games.
  • Toronto has entered 10 games this season as the underdog by +100 or more and is 3-7 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • Toronto’s games have gone over the total in 13 of their 33 chances.
  • The Blue Jays are 13-20-0 against the spread in their 33 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Wander Franco has racked up 38 hits with a .473 slugging percentage, both team-high marks for the Rays. He’s batting .295 with nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and five walks.
  • Franco ranks 26th in batting average, 87th in on base percentage, and 36th in slugging among the qualified hitters in MLB play.
  • Manuel Margot has three doubles, a triple, three home runs and nine walks while batting .337.
  • Margot has safely hit in 10 straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .471 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, three walks and 14 RBI.
  • Yandy Diaz is hitting .263 with three doubles, two home runs and 18 walks, and has a team-best .391 on-base percentage.
  • Brandon Lowe is batting .211 with five doubles, two triples, five home runs and 12 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wander Franco 129 .295 20 4 15 .319 .792
Randy Arozarena 124 .210 14 1 9 .258 .589
Brandon Lowe 114 .211 19 5 12 .295 .716
Yandy Díaz 95 .263 14 2 8 .391 .749
Manuel Margot 89 .337 10 3 21 .404 .898
Kevin Kiermaier 81 .173 11 3 8 .230 .563
Taylor Walls 77 .195 9 1 3 .311 .610
Mike Zunino 68 .162 5 3 10 .216 .540
Harold Ramirez 64 .297 8 0 8 .352 .696
Ji-Man Choi 57 .263 7 2 11 .382 .821

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • George Springer leads Toronto with 32 hits, batting .281 this season with 14 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified batters in MLB, Springer’s batting average ranks 38th, his on-base percentage ranks 60th, and he is 15th in slugging percentatge.
  • Guerrero leads Toronto with an OBP of .361 this season while batting .284 with 13 walks and 15 runs scored.
  • Guerrero’s batting average ranks 35th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 37th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
  • Santiago Espinal has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .342 and a slugging percentage of .442 this season.
  • Bo Bichette has an OPS of .650, fueled by an OBP of .285 and a team-best slugging percentage of .365 this season.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 137 .248 15 3 14 .285 .650
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 119 .227 13 2 11 .277 .622
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 116 .284 15 7 20 .361 .861
George Springer 114 .281 21 7 18 .341 .867
Matt Chapman 114 .193 11 5 15 .268 .636
Santiago Espinal 104 .269 11 2 14 .342 .784
Raimel Tapia 98 .224 12 1 8 .238 .524
Alejandro Kirk 88 .261 6 1 5 .337 .655
Zack Collins 57 .211 5 3 9 .274 .695
Bradley Zimmer 40 .075 2 1 1 .119 .269

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