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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Blue Jays will be running through bases against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 6:40 PM ET. Toronto comes into this game with a victory in the opener of a four-game weekend series, Friday’s game. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay will try to bounce back from that defeat in the opening game against the Blue Jays. The Toronto Blue Jays, with a 13-11 standing and a .542 team percentage, are in 3rd place in the AL East Division and are in 8th place in the American League. The Tampa Bay Rays are tied with the Twins in 3rd place in the American League, with a 17-10 standing and .630 in the series. The Rays are in 2nd place behind the Yankees in the AL East Division.

Toronto is looking to build up from winning 6 games in a row, and 7-3 (win-loss) record in their last 10 contests. In their Friday’s win, Cavan Biggio (3 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI) led the way for the Blue Jays in that victory. Randal Grichuk added two hits with an RBI, and Starting Pitcher Matt Shoemaker recorded four hits, 2 ERA, one walk, 6 strikeouts and has given up two home runs in 5.0  innings. Hyun Jin Ryu (2-1, 3.46 ERA and 27 Ks) will start for Toronto.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/22/2020

Tampa Bay recorded an 8-2 record in their last 19 outings, but lost their last contest against Toronto (5-6). Starter Kyle Yarbrough recorded eight hits, 4 ERAs, two walks, two home runs and 6 strikeouts in pitching 6.1 innings for the loss. Yandy Diaz scored three hits with a homer, two runs and two RBIs to lead the offense for the Rays. Tampa Bay did not announce their starter for this game yet.

The Blue Jays posted 5 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers E. Luciano (undisclosed status) and N. Pearson (elbow), Relief Pitcher K. Giles (forearm), Shortstop B. Bichette (knee), and Left Fielder D. Fisher (quadriceps) will be sitting on the bench for this game. The Rays reported 7 key pitchers injured. Starting Pitchers C. Morton (shoulder), Y. Chirinos (elbow), B. McKay (shoulder), with Relief Pitchers O. Drake (biceps), J. Alvarado (shoulder), A. Kittredge (elbow), and C. Poche (elbow).

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this game is Tampa Bay -140. The Blue Jays is 6-0 SU in their last 6 outings, and 5-1 SU in their last 6 contests on the road. The totals went OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 match-ups when playing on the road against Tampa Bay. The Rays are 11-2 SU in their last 13 outings, and 13-4 SU in their last 17 contests at home. The totals went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick the Rays -140 to a score of 5-4.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020


MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -140

MLB Totals: 8.5

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