Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Fernandez (6-0) vs. Jake Odorizzi (8-9)
The Tampa Bay Rays welcome the Miami Marlins to Tropicana Field on Thursday. The Marlins send Jose Fernandez to the mound to face Jake Odorizzi of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Miami at -108 and Tampa Bay at -102. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Marlins, with a 77-80 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 74-75 over/under record. The Rays are 86-71 against the run line and have a 70-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Marlins head into this matchup with a 69-88 record, including 28-48 on the road. Jose Fernandez has a 6-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.91 and a 1.09 WHIP. The Marlins are 7-3 over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 50 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Marlins are 7-3 in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.60 and they've given up 443 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 483 times and walking 207 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00.
As a team, Miami is batting .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Marlins sit at .310 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game and Dee Gordon leads the team with 197.
With a 37-39 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 76-81 overall mark. Jake Odorizzi has a record of 8-9 while sporting an earned run average of 3.49 on the year with a 1.16 WHIP. The Rays have a record of 13-14 over the 162.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 145 hits. Against the over/under, the Rays are 10-16 when he starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.85 and they have given up 463 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .313 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.49 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 157.
The Marlins have committed 74 errors and have combined for 1,547 assists and 4,155 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 93 errors, accumulating 1,361 assists and compiling 4,225 put outs.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 74-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 77-80 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 86-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring out indefinitely
09/25/15 P Jarred Cosart Forearm left last start, probable for next start
08/26/15 P Kendry Flores Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/17/15 P David Phelps Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/04/15 P Carter Capps Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/3); out for season
07/10/15 2B Jeff Baker Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/8)
07/01/15 RF Giancarlo Stanton Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21), out for season
06/04/15 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22); out for season
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/13), out for season
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29); out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
09/29/15 2B Logan Forsythe Foot injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Miami Marlins
09/23/15 P Nathan Karns Arm out for season
09/18/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26); out for season
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins
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