Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Bud Norris
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Bud Norris for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at +110 and Los Angeles at -120. The over/under is 7.5. The Rays have a 41-50-7 over/under mark and a 40-58-0 run line record, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Dodgers are 45-53-0 against the run line and have a 46-44-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Rays head into this game with a 38-60 record, and they are 19-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 5-13 record with an ERA of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 147 strikeouts during his 123.1 innings pitched and he has given up 121 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have allowed 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 257 times and walked 103 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.97 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.40. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 862 base hits and 423 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 809. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Rays have a .418 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .306 which is good for 25th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.12 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .279 and his on-base percentage is at .338. He has 78 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 28 runs batted in. He's struck out 66 times and has walked 21 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 110 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 55. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 90 times. The Rays have 796 hits, including 167 doubles and 127 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Tampa Bay has walked 282 times this season and they've struck out 882 times as a unit. They've left 650 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 390 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 30-18 home mark and a 56-44 overall record. With an ERA of 4.56, Bud Norris has a 5-9 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 92.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 93 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 341 times and walking 112 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 740 base knocks and 353 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 270 hitters and struck out 952. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.01 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 118 hits this year along with 65 runs scored and 45 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 100 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 76 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 839 base hits, including 166 doubles and 111 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out 792 times. They've had 690 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They score 4.35 runs per game and have totaled 435 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 41-50-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 46-44-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 45-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/25/16 1B Logan Morrison Forearm "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
07/04/16 LF Desmond Jennings Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/21)
06/02/16 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)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/25/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL
07/19/16 P Casey Fien Elbow 15-day DL (7/17)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 15-day DL (7/10)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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