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Blue Jays Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/15/2021

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Brandon Lowe square off in a showdown of top-10 power hitters when the Toronto Blue Jays (81-64) and the Tampa Bay Rays (90-55) meet at 3:07 PM ET on Wednesday. Guerrero has 45 homers (first in league) for the Blue Jays, and Lowe is sixth with 34 long balls 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 14, 2021, 10:00 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) takes the mound first for the Blue Jays in his 29th start of the season. He has a 2.69 ERA in 170 1/3 innings pitched, with 220 strikeouts.
  • His last appearance was on Friday against the Orioles, when the left-hander went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks eighth 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 14, 2021 at 10:08 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

  • The Rays will send Wacha (3-4) to the mound for his 21st start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw five innings against the Tigers, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • 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.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Tampa Bay has a record of 3-3 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 14, 2021 at 10:08 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 are the second-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.3 runs per game (765 total).
  • The Blue Jays have won 56.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (55-42).
  • Toronto is 32-15 (winning 68.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -170 or shorter.
  • Toronto has played in 145 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 65 times (65-76-4).
  • Toronto has a 4-2 record from the six games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.

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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have scored the most runs (778) in baseball so far this year.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 425 runs (5.7 per game) while pushing across 353 total at home, an average of five per contest.
  • This season, the Rays have been the underdog 51 times and won 28, or 54.9%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 2-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +150 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 78 of 143 chances this season.
  • Tampa Bay has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and has gone 3-2 in those contests.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has accumulated a team-high batting average of .315, and leads the Blue Jays in home runs (45) and runs batted in (103).
  • Guerrero ranks first in hits (171), first in HR (45), fourth in RBI (103), third in AVG (.315), and third in OBP (.397) among the qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .307 with 27 doubles, 27 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Hernandez ranks 15th 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 is not among league leaders in hits and batting average 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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