Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Blake Snell
The San Diego Padres head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Edwin Jackson for the Padres and Blake Snell for the Rays. The opening line for this game has San Diego at +135 and Tampa Bay at -145. The over/under is 8. The Padres have a 60-55-2 over/under mark and a 70-47-0 run line record, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Rays are 49-67-0 against the run line and have a 52-57-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Padres head into this game with a 50-67 record, and they are 23-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 27 strikeouts during his 43 innings pitched and he has given up 40 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have allowed 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the pen while they've been struck out 394 times and walked 168 times this year. As a unit, San Diego has given up 8.82 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.48. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 1,024 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 926. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, San Diego is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .234 average on the road. The Padres have a .401 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .302 which is good for 29th in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.09 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .353. He has 121 hits this season along with 78 runs scored and 70 runs batted in. He's struck out 109 times and has walked 53 times. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 77 hits so far while scoring 39 runs and he's driven in 50. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 40 times. The Padres have 947 hits, including 195 doubles and 138 home runs. They've stolen 99 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. San Diego has walked 328 times this season and they've struck out 1,071 times as a unit. They've left 699 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 25-34 home mark and a 47-69 overall record. With an ERA of 3.18, Blake Snell has a 3-5 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 56.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 55 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,007 base knocks and 479 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 336 hitters and struck out 972. 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 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .229 average at home. The Rays hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.08 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .343. He has 99 hits this year along with 57 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 81 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Evan Longoria is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 130 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 70. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 107 times. The Rays as a unit have 937 base hits, including 202 doubles and 152 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out 1,054 times. They've had 770 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.08 runs per game and have totaled 473 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 60-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 70-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-57-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 15-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/02/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3)
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
07/31/16 RF Oswaldo Arcia Elbow 15-day DL (7/27)
07/29/16 1B Logan Morrison Forearm 15-day DL (7/28)
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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