Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Trevor Bauer
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Progressive Field on Wednesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at +114 and Cleveland at -124. The over/under is 8. The Rays have a 31-32-5 over/under mark and a 30-38-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Indians are 34-35-0 against the run line and have a 35-28-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Rays head into this game with a 31-37 record, and they are 16-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 4-9 record with an ERA of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 103 strikeouts during his 86 innings pitched and he has given up 87 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have allowed 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 186 times and walked 78 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.66 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 hitters per nine. They are 15th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.09. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 580 base hits and 274 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 202 batters and struck out 586. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .238, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Rays have a .430 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .310 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.06 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .278 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 73 hits this season along with 40 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 69 times and has walked 22 times. Logan Forsythe is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 46 hits so far while scoring 22 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 37 times. The Rays have 548 hits, including 114 doubles and 100 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Tampa Bay has walked 211 times this season and they've struck out 635 times as a unit. They've left 468 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 280 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 21-12 home mark and a 39-30 overall record. With an ERA of 3.46, Trevor Bauer has a 4-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 68 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 196 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 559 base knocks and 255 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 191 hitters and struck out 581. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .291 average at home. The Indians hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.72 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .322. He has 71 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 83 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 39 times. The Indians as a unit have 602 base hits, including 118 doubles and 83 homers. They have 54 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 229 times this year and they have struck out 554 times. They've had 455 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 327 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-32-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 35-28-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 34-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/20)
06/21/16 2B Steve Pearce Hamstring out indefinitely
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)
05/31/16 P Ryan Webb Pectoral 15-day DL (5/27)
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)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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