Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Blake Snell
The Houston Astros head to Tropicana Field on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Blake Snell for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -110 and Tampa Bay at +100. The Astros have a 7-9-0 over/under mark and a 8-8-0 run line record. The Rays are 10-7-0 against the run line and have a 9-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 8-8-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-8-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-7-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 11-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 13 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 68 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 123 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 50 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Houston is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 19 hits this season in 61 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 126. George Springer is hitting .221 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .274. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 68 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Astros have 143 hits, including 21 doubles and 19 home runs. Houston has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 112 times as a unit. They have left 107 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 9-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Blake Snell has a 0-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 115 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .327. He has 14 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 131. Evan Longoria is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 15 hits in 64 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .375. The Rays as a unit have 149 base hits, including 27 doubles and 20 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 175 occasions. They have had 119 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 80 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -110
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