Blue Jays vs Rays Prediction - MLB Picks 9/23/23

Tampa Bay Rays (94-60) vs Toronto Blue Jays (85-68)

Game Info: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Zack Littell (3-6) (4.12) vs Hyun Jin Ryu (3-3) (2.62)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -120 / Toronto Blue Jays +108 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Tropicana Field. On Friday it was the Blue Jays that were able to secure the 6-2 victory. 

How Will Ryu Do Here?

On the mound for the Blue Jays will be Hyun Jin Ryu and he sits with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 2.62. In his last start against the Red Sox he went 4.2 innings giving up six hits and zero runs. In this game. Ryu needs to try and keep the hits down for the Rays. The Blue Jays are averaging 4.54 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.09 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th while the pitching is ranked 5th. 

Rays Coming off Series Win

The Rays really looked impressive in the last series against the Los Angeles Angels. In the two wins the pitching was good, and they are going to need the pitching to be good here. The Rays are averaging 5.25 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.98 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th while the pitching is ranked 1st. Getting the start for the Rays will be Zack Littell who sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.12. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be an easy victory by the Blue Jays. Ryu has pitched well this season and the Rays bats are going to really struggle to get anything going off of him here. Look for the Rays to score only a run or two total and that is going to be the difference as the Blue Jays are going to get the job done. Back the Blue Jays on the run line.

Shane’s Pick Blue Jays -1.5

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