Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022


Matt Chapman and the Blue Jays go head-to-head against Brandon Lowe and the Rays today. Over the last 7 days, Matt Chapman has provided the bulk of the offense for Blue Jays. He's batted .353 with 4 runs, 6 RBIs, and 4 home runs. Meanwhile, it's been Brandon Lowe who has been hot for the Rays. Over the last week, he's batting .217 with 1 runs, 2 RBIs, and 1 home runs.

Toronto Blue Jays Insights

  • Yusei Kikuchi has been given a shorter leash than the average pitcher this year, throwing 10.3 fewer adjusted pitches-per-game than the average starter.

  • Cavan Biggio has primarily hit in the back-half of the lineup this season (88% of the time), but he is penciled in 1st on the lineup card in this matchup.

  • Danny Jansen has a high pull rate on his flyballs (41.1% — 99th percentile) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards MLB's 6th-shallowest LF fences today.

Tampa Bay Rays Insights

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have 8 batters in the projected offense that will have the handedness advantage against Ryan Yarbrough in this game.

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have just 1 same-handed RP in their bullpen, so Ji-Man Choi can likely count on holding the platoon advantage against every reliever all game.

  • The Tampa Bay Rays (24.5 K%, via THE BAT X) project to have the 5th-most strikeout-heavy lineup today.

Betting Trends

  • The Tampa Bay Rays have hit the Moneyline in 23 of their last 37 games at home (+5.45 Units / 10% ROI)

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 40 of their last 59 games (+20.90 Units / 33% ROI)

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has hit the RBIs Under in 19 of his last 23 games (+10.60 Units / 21% ROI)