Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Karns (4-5) vs. Aaron Nola (0-0)
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. Nathan Karns is the probable starter for the Rays and he'll face Aaron Nola of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -131 and Philadelphia at +121. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays, with a 52-42 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 39-49 over/under record. The Phillies have a 50-37 over/under record and a 43-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
The Rays come into this game with a 47-47 record, and they are 24-22 away from home. Starting pitcher Nathan Karns holds a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.26. He's pitched 104 innings thus far while surrendering 93 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rays are 7-11. The Rays are also 9-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.93 and they've given up 279 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 286 and walked 125 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. Tampa Bay has a team average of 7.88 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.17 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.58, they are 11th in the league.
Tampa Bay is batting .238 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .238 away from home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .302 and they hold a .376 team slugging percentage. With 89 hits, Evan Longoria leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.87.
With a 32-62 overall record, Philadelphia will come into this game 21-25 at home. Aaron Nola will be making his debut start for the Phillies on Tuesday. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.72 and they have given up 319 hits on the season. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 306 batters and walked 136 this season while opposing teams have hit .261 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 10.18 hits per game and are averaging 7.34 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.78, they are 29th in the league.
They are batting .246 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .243 at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .297 and they hold a .365 team slugging percentage. With 102 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.37.
The Rays have committed 47 errors and have combined for 836 assists and 2,524 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 67 errors while having 907 assists and 2,475 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-42 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 50-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 43-51 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/19/15 RF Steven Souza Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6); expected to be activated Tuesday vs Philadelphia
07/12/15 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
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
07/19/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow "?" next start
07/02/15 P Aaron Harang Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/2)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/17/15 P Jerome Williams Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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