Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 8/10/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Blake Snell
The Cleveland Indians head to Tropicana Field on Thursday, August 10, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Blake Snell for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -133 and Tampa Bay at +123. The Indians have a 42-60-8 over/under mark and a 48-62-0 run line record. The Rays are 57-57-0 against the run line and have a 59-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-60-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 48-62-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-52-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-57-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/08/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Colorado Rockies
08/02/17 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Side 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/08/17 P Alex Cobb Toe 10-day DL (08/08)
08/08/17 P Jake Odorizzi Back 10-day DL (07/25); expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs. Boston Red Sox
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 60-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 105 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 369 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 874 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 1086. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 97 hits this season in 385 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 117. Francisco Lindor is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Indians have 971 hits, including 228 doubles and 130 home runs. Cleveland has walked 409 times so far this season and they have struck out 784 times as a unit. They have left 781 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 534 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 58-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Blake Snell has a 0-6 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 73 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 319 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 950 base knocks and 462 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 368 hitters and struck out 922 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .341. He has 128 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 131. Logan Morrison is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 91 hits in 366 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Rays as a unit have 967 base hits, including 171 doubles and 160 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 1101 occasions. They have had 791 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -133
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