Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +145 and Colorado at -155. The over/under was set at 12. The Rays have a 39-46-6 over/under record and a 37-54-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Rockies are 47-44-0 against the run line and have a 44-45-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 35-56 record, including 16-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 3.69 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 27 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 243 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 805 base hits and 401 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 756. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .239, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Rays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.02 hits per game. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .336. He has 101 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 85 times and has walked 27 times. Logan Forsythe is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. 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 58 times. The Rays have 730 hits, including 153 doubles and 122 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Tampa Bay has walked 266 times this season and they've struck out 830 times as a unit. They've left 611 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 20-22 home record and a 42-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.29, Tyler Chatwood has a 8-5 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 87 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 257 times and walking 103 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 870 base knocks and 443 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 282 hitters and struck out 663. They give up a walk 3.2 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 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .306 average at home. The Rockies hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.36 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .365. He has 110 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 55 RBI. He's struck out 81 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 102 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 853 base hits, including 190 doubles and 113 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Colorado as a team has walked 284 times this year and they have struck out 735 times. They've had 613 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They score 5.15 runs per game and have totaled 469 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-46-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-45-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 47-44-0 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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