Monday, June 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Robbie Ray
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Chase Field on Monday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -110 and Arizona at +100. The over/under was set at 9. The Rays have a 24-25-5 over/under record and a 25-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 26-32-0 against the run line and have a 31-24-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 24-30 record, including 13-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 76 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 145 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 457 base hits and 217 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 443. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .240, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .272 and his on-base percentage is at .319. He has 59 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 15 times. Steven Souza is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 48 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 73 times. The Rays have 438 hits, including 98 doubles and 79 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. Tampa Bay has walked 159 times this season and they've struck out 507 times as a unit. They've left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 224 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 9-20 home record and a 24-34 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.74, Robbie Ray has a 2-4 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 67 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 176 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 553 base knocks and 279 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 460. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.16 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .260 and he has an OBP of .417. He has 51 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 28 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 35 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 531 base hits, including 104 doubles and 64 homers. They have 36 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Arizona as a team has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out 474 times. They've had 404 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 257 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-25-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 31-24-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 26-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/05/16 LF Brandon Guyer Hamstring 15-day DL
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/16 P Ryan Webb Pectoral 15-day DL (5/27)
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
05/14/16 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
05/28/16 P Shelby Miller Finger 15-day DL (5/25)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (5/9)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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