Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (5-6) vs. Adam Morgan (1-2)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Adam Morgan for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -144 and Philadelphia at +134. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays have a 39-49 over/under record and a 52-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Phillies have a 50-37 over/under record and a 44-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 47-48 record, including 24-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi holds a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.08. In his starts, the Rays are 7-7 over his 86.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 71 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-12. The team is averaging 2.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 283 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.89. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Rays bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 287 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.14 strikeouts per game while getting 7.91 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.59.
Tampa Bay is batting .238 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .237 away from home. The Rays on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 25th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .376. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 90 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.85 hits per game.
With a 22-25 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 33-62 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.91, Adam Morgan will come into this game holding a 1-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 2-2 and he has allowed 21 hits over 23 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-2. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 319 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.69. Opposing teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 136 times and striking out 311 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.36 strikeouts per game while getting 10.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76.
They are batting .247 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .245 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .366. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 102 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.38 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Rays have a fielding percentage of .986 with 49 total errors, 848 assists and 2,548 put outs. The Phillies have committed 68 errors on the season with 915 assists and 2,502 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
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 52-43 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 44-51 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
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
07/21/15 3B Maikel Franco Elbow doubtful Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/21/15 CF Ben Revere Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
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)
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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