Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey (2-1) vs. Chris Archer (11-9)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The Twins send Tyler Duffey to the mound to face Chris Archer of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +185 and Tampa Bay at -200. The over/under was set at 7. The Twins, with a 73-51 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 57-59 over/under record. The Rays are 69-55 against the run line and have a 54-61 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 63-61 record, including 25-37 on the road. Tyler Duffey has an earned run average of 4.60 and is 2-1 so far on the season while having a 1.47 WHIP. The Twins are 2-1 over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 16 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Twins are 2-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 8.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.04 and they've given up 372 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.23 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.17.
Minnesota ranks 22nd in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .226 on the road. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .302 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.35 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 122.
With a 30-29 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 62-62 overall mark. Chris Archer is starting this game 11-9 for the season with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.01. The Rays have a record of 15-11 over the 169 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 129 hits. Against the over/under, the Rays are 11-12 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.83 and they have given up 357 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 390 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .243 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .309 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.25 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 123.
The Twins have committed 65 errors and have combined for 1,264 assists and 3,297 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 72 errors, accumulating 1084 assists and compiling 3,327 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 57-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 73-51 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 69-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/15 CF Aaron Hicks Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/14/15 P Blaine Boyer Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Tampa Bay Rays
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/01/15 RF Steven Souza Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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