Blue Jays vs. Rays Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/15/2022

by | May 15, 2022

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. seeks to extend his 11-game hitting streak as the Toronto Blue Jays (18-16) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (20-14) and Manuel Margot, who has an 11-game hit streak of his own. The Blue Jays are listed as -130 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday, live from Tropicana Field. Toronto’s Alek Manoah gets the start, and he’ll go against Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Springs.

Blue Jays vs. Rays Spread and Betting Line

Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Blue Jays -130 +110 7.5 -102 -118 -1.5 +133 -152

Computer Predictions for Blue Jays vs. Rays

Our computer pick: Tampa Bay Rays (+110) and Over (7.5)

Blue Jays vs. Rays Game Info

  • Toronto Blue Jays probable starting pitcher: Alek Manoah
  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Jeffrey Springs
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Manoah Springs
6 GS 2
4-0 W-L 1-1
1.75 ERA 2.12
36.0 IP 17.0
9 BB 3
35 SO 18

Blue Jays Starter Alek Manoah

  • Manoah (4-0 with a 1.75 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched) makes the start for the Blue Jays, his seventh of the season.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out was on Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, when he tossed five innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • In six games this season, the 24-year-old has a 1.75 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .183 to opposing batters.
  • Manoah heads into this game with five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Manoah will try to build upon a seven-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 6.0 innings per appearance).
  • The opposing Rays offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.379) and is 14th in MLB play with 31 home runs. It has a collective .235 batting average, and is ninth in MLB with 266 total hits and 12th in MLB play scoring 143 runs.
  • This season, the 24-year-old ranks seventh in ERA (1.75), fifth in WHIP (.889), and 22nd in K/9 (8.7) among pitchers who qualify.

Rays Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • Springs will get the start for the Rays, his third of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw four innings against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up three earned runs.
  • He has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 2.12, a 6 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .765.
  • The Blue Jays are batting .235 this season, 14th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .384 (12th in the league) with 37 home runs.

Blue Jays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Blue Jays have won 14, or 58.3%, of the 24 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Toronto has won nine of its 17 games, or 52.9%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • Games involving Toronto have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 15 of 34 chances this season.
  • In 34 games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 14-20-0 ATS.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays have been underdogs in nine games this season and have come away with the win four times (44.4%) in those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has been listed as an underdog of +110 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
  • The Rays have an implied victory probability of 47.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Tampa Bay and their opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 34 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rays are 16-18-0 against the spread in their 34 games that had a posted line this season.

Blue Jays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • George Springer has launched a team-high seven home runs.
  • Springer’s home runs put him 15th in MLB, and he ranks 46th in RBI.
  • Guerrero has hit seven home runs with 20 runs batted in while hitting .281. Those stats all lead his team.
  • Guerrero is 15th in homers and 31st in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Guerrero enters this game looking for his 12th game in a row with a hit. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .289 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • Santiago Espinal is hitting .280 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 11 walks.
  • Espinal has at least one base hit in eight games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .355 with six doubles, five walks and four RBI.
  • Bo Bichette is batting .241 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
George Springer 32 .278 .338 .522 7 18 32
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 33 .281 .355 .488 7 20 34
Santiago Espinal 34 .280 .347 .449 2 15 30
Bo Bichette 34 .241 .282 .355 3 14 34
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 34 .228 .276 .341 2 12 28

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wander Franco leads the Rays with a .286 batting average.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Franco is 60th in homers and 69th in RBI.
  • Margot has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with 21 runs batted in.
  • Among all MLB batters, Margot is 97th in homers and 22nd in RBI.
  • Yandy Diaz has three doubles, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .265.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a team-high five home runs.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Wander Franco 32 .286 .309 .459 4 15 38
Manuel Margot 27 .348 .412 .500 3 21 32
Yandy Díaz 29 .265 .395 .388 3 9 26
Brandon Lowe 31 .211 .295 .421 5 12 24
Randy Arozarena 33 .227 .272 .344 1 9 29

Betting Tips for Blue Jays vs. Rays

Our best bet is the Rays on the moneyline at +110 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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