Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (6-6) vs. Scott Feldman (5-5)
The Houston Astros welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Scott Feldman for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +122 and Houston at -132. The over/under was set at 8. The Rays have a 51-57 over/under record and a 63-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Astros are 64-54 against the run line and have a 53-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 58-59 record, including 28-30 on the road. Jake Odorizzi has a 6-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.09 and a 1.13 WHIP. The Rays are 10-9 over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 102 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Rays are 6-13 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 362 times and walking 143 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
Tampa Bay ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .249 on the road. The Rays hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.21 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 116.
With a 40-19 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 64-54 overall mark. Scott Feldman has a record of 5-5 while sporting an earned run average of 4.17 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 7-8 over the 90.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 97 hits. Against the over/under, the Astros are 7-8 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 334 times and walking 100 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .242 average while hitting .249 at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.08 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 136.
Tampa Bay has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 65 errors with 1,022 assists and 3,130 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 62 errors, accumulating 1240 assists and compiling 3,154 put outs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-54 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 53-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 64-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
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
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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