Friday, April 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Alex Cobb
The Houston Astros head to Tropicana Field on Friday, April 21, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at +153 and Tampa Bay at -178. The Astros have a 7-8-0 over/under mark and a 8-7-0 run line record. The Rays are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
04/19/17 SS Carlos Correa Hand "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles Angels
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/20/17 LF Corey Dickerson Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 10-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 8 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.26. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 139. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
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As a team Houston is hitting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .290. He has 15 hits this season in 64 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 146. Carlos Correa is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .298. The Astros have 140 hits, including 20 doubles and 17 home runs. Houston has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 104 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Alex Cobb has a 1-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 134 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .343. He has 14 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 113. Logan Morrison is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 14 hits in 51 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Rays as a unit have 138 base hits, including 25 doubles and 17 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 168 occasions. They have had 112 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros +153
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