Saturday, July 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (11-3) vs. Jake Odorizzi (4-5)
The Houston Astros head to Tropicana Field on Saturday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Dallas Keuchel is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Jake Odorizzi of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -115 and Tampa Bay at +105. The over/under was set at 7. The Astros have a 41-43 over/under record and a 51-37 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Rays have a 39-44 over/under record and a 48-40 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 49-39 record, including 21-23 on the road. Dallas Keuchel has an earned run average of 2.14 and is 11-3 so far on the season while having a 0.99 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 13-5 over his 130.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 97 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Astros are 8-10 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.71 and they've given up 184 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen while being struck out 256 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58.
Houston is batting .242 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .308 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.12 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 96.
With a 20-25 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 43-45 overall mark. Jake Odorizzi is starting this game 4-5 for the season with an earned run average of 2.47 and a WHIP of 1.02. In his starts, the Rays are 6-6 and he has allowed 63 hits over 76.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rays are 2-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 2.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.09 and they have given up 272 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .241 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64.
They are batting .241 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .241 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .306 and they hold a .380 team slugging percentage. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.03 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 87.
The Astros have committed 46 errors and have combined for 941 assists and 2,361 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 45 errors, accumulating 782 assists and compiling 2,368 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 51-37 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/10/15 3B Luis Valbuena Toe probable Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list ((7/1)
06/26/15 P Chad Qualls Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/09/15 P Jake Odorizzi Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6); expected to start Saturday vs. Houston Astros
07/07/15 RF Steven Souza Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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