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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Sunday June 9, 2019, 1:07 PM (EDT)
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +131 / Arizona Diamondbacks -141 O/U: 9
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up to finish their MLB series on Sunday.

In the Friday opener of this set, Arizona banged out a big 8-2 win. On Saturday, the Diamondbacks kept it going on a 6-0 shutout.

On Sunday, the Diamondbacks will be going with Robbie Ray in the start. Across his 69.2 innings and 4-3 record this year, Ray has a 3.62 ERA with 91 Ks and 36 BBs.

Arizona managed 10 hits in the Saturday win, and everybody in the lineup got on base. Alex Avila and Kevin Cron each hit solo homers there.

Over on the Jays’ side, they’re sending out Clayton Richard on Sunday. Across 12.2 innings and an 0-1 record so far, Richard has a 3.55 ERA with nine Ks and nine walks.

Toronto put up five hits in the Saturday loss, and couldn’t get anything going on the scoreboard. Vladimir Guerrero had the only multi-hit game on the team, going 2-for-4.

The Diamondbacks are 9-4 in Ray’s last 13 starts with five days’ rest and 3-8 in his last 11 interleague starts. Arizona is 1-5 in Ray’s last six starts in game three of a series and 0-6 in his last six Sunday starts.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 1-9 in their last 10 in game three of a series and 1-4 in their last five versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The over is 5-1 in Toronto’s last six home games versus a lefty starter and 5-1-1 in their last seven versus a left-handed starter.

Ray had a bit of a sketchy outing in Colorado late last month, with four earned on eight hits in 4.2 innings (but then again, it’s Colorado). He came back with 7.0 innings and three earned in a loss his last time out.

As for Richard, he’s been decent but not great and his K/BB rate is pretty inflated in the limited time we’ve seen him so far.

I have to stick with the Diamondbacks here.

Arizona Diamondbacks -141

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