Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Blake Snell
The Boston Red Sox head to Tropicana Field on Monday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Blake Snell for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Boston at -120 and Tampa Bay at +110. The over/under is 8.5. The Red Sox have a 40-29-5 over/under mark and a 38-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rays are 30-43-0 against the run line and have a 32-36-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Red Sox head into this game with a 41-33 record, and they are 18-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 1-2 record with an ERA of 6.41 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 19 strikeouts during his 26.2 innings pitched and he has given up 28 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.36. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have allowed 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the pen while they've been struck out 258 times and walked 93 times this year. As a unit, Boston has given up 8.32 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 hitters per nine. They are 17th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.27. The Red Sox pitchers have collectively given up 613 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 638. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team, Boston is hitting .288, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .280 average on the road. The Red Sox have a .472 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .355 which is good for 1st in the league. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.24 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this game hitting .345 and his on-base percentage is at .396. He has 107 hits this season along with 57 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 50 times and has walked 26 times. Mookie Betts is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 95 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 51 times. The Red Sox have 758 hits, including 179 doubles and 89 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Boston has walked 262 times this season and they've struck out 537 times as a unit. They've left 548 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 417 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 15-20 home mark and a 31-42 overall record. With an ERA of 2.40, Blake Snell has a 0-2 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 17 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.93. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 196 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.63 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 632 base knocks and 304 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 616. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .221 average at home. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.96 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .327. He has 76 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 74 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Logan Forsythe is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 50 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 44 times. The Rays as a unit have 581 base hits, including 123 doubles and 102 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out 673 times. They've had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 3.97 runs per game and have totaled 290 runs so far this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 40-29-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 38-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-36-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/24/16 LF Chris Young Hamstring 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 15-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 15-day DL (6/5)
06/06/16 C Ryan Hanigan Neck 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/16 LF Brock Holt Concussion 15-day DL (6/2)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/21)
06/21/16 2B Steve Pearce Hamstring 15-day DL (6/21)
06/17/16 RF Steven Souza Hip 15-day DL (6/15)
06/06/16 LF Brandon Guyer Hamstring 15-day DL (6/4)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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