Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Archie Bradley
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Chase Field on Wednesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at +102 and Arizona at -112. The over/under is 8.5. The Rays have a 26-25-5 over/under mark and a 27-29-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 27-33-0 against the run line and have a 32-25-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Rays head into this game with a 26-30 record, and they are 15-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 57 strikeouts during his 67.2 innings pitched and he has given up 56 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have allowed 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 153 times and walked 57 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.64 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.59 hitters per nine. They are 16th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.13. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 473 base hits and 226 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 470. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Rays have a .438 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .312 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.18 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 63 hits this season along with 34 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 18 times. Steven Souza is hitting .253 and he has an on-base percentage of .316. 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 77 times. The Rays have 458 hits, including 101 doubles and 85 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Tampa Bay has walked 171 times this season and they've struck out 530 times as a unit. They've left 381 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 237 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 9-21 home mark and a 25-35 overall record. With an ERA of 4.94, Archie Bradley has a 2-1 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 184 times and walking 93 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 568 base knocks and 287 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 216 hitters and struck out 479. 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 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .258 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 7th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .262 and he has an OBP of .424. He has 53 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 55 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 29 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 38 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 548 base hits, including 106 doubles and 66 homers. They have 38 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Arizona as a team has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out 507 times. They've had 423 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They score 4.4 runs per game and have totaled 264 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-25-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 27-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 32-25-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 27-33-0 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)04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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