Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Zack Greinke
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Matt Moore for the Rays and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +145 and Arizona at -155. The over/under was set at 8. The Rays have a 25-25-5 over/under record and a 26-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 27-32-0 against the run line and have a 31-25-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 25-30 record, including 14-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.46 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 60 strikeouts over his 62.2 innings pitched and he has given up 74 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 150 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 466 base hits and 222 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 455. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .241, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Rays hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.15 hits per game. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .329. He has 62 hits this season along with 33 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 16 times. Steven Souza is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 49 hits so far while scoring 26 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 74 times. The Rays have 448 hits, including 99 doubles and 83 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Tampa Bay has walked 164 times this season and they've struck out 517 times as a unit. They've left 371 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 9-20 home record and a 25-34 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.29, Zack Greinke has a 7-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 77.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 177 times and walking 89 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 558 base knocks and 281 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 209 hitters and struck out 466. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.17 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .261 and he has an OBP of .421. He has 52 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 34 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 54 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 541 base hits, including 105 doubles and 64 homers. They have 38 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Arizona as a team has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out 492 times. They've had 414 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They score 4.41 runs per game and have totaled 260 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-25-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 31-25-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 27-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/06/16 LF Brandon Guyer Hamstring 15-day DL (6/4)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/16 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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