Monday, July 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Tyler Anderson
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Drew Smyly for the Rays and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at +121 and Colorado at -131. The over/under is 12. The Rays have a 39-45-6 over/under mark and a 36-54-0 run line record, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Rockies are 46-44-0 against the run line and have a 44-44-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Rays head into this game with a 34-56 record, and they are 16-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly has a 2-10 record with an ERA of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 108 strikeouts during his 100.1 innings pitched and he has given up 105 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have allowed 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the pen while they've been struck out 236 times and walked 97 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 9.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.44 hitters per nine. They are 23rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.54. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 797 base hits and 399 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 272 batters and struck out 742. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .239, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The Rays have a .417 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .306 which is good for 25th in the league. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .334. He has 99 hits this season along with 47 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 85 times and has walked 27 times. Logan Forsythe is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 69 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 56 times. The Rays have 724 hits, including 153 doubles and 118 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Tampa Bay has walked 262 times this season and they've struck out 825 times as a unit. They've left 607 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 20-22 home mark and a 42-48 overall record. With an ERA of 3.03, Tyler Anderson has a 1-3 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 39 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 256 times and walking 101 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 863 base knocks and 442 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 277 hitters and struck out 654. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .306 average at home. The Rockies hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.42 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .320 and he has an OBP of .369. He has 110 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 55 RBI. He's struck out 80 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 101 hits so far while he's scored 63 runs and drove in 71. He has earned a walk 40 times and has punched out 53 times. The Rockies as a unit have 849 base hits, including 189 doubles and 113 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Colorado as a team has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out 730 times. They've had 607 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They score 5.21 runs per game and have totaled 469 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-45-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 36-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-44-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 46-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/04/16 LF Desmond Jennings Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/21)
06/21/16 2B Steve Pearce Hamstring 15-day DL (6/21)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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