Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Matt Andriese
The Miami Marlins visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +111 and Tampa Bay at -121. The Marlins have a 13-10-2 over/under record and a 11-14-0 run line mark. The Rays are 16-12-0 against the run line and have a 15-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 13-10-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 11-14-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-13-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-12-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/02/17 P Edinson Volquez Finger injured last game, "?" next start
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaign Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 10-day DL (4/18)
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 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 Marlins have a 11-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 29 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 92 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 194 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 193. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
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As a team Miami is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 23 hits this season in 91 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 124. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Marlins have 217 hits, including 23 doubles and 28 home runs. Miami has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 195 times as a unit. They have left 157 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 106 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 14-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Matt Andriese has a 1-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 28 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 62 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 215 base knocks and 95 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 89 hitters and struck out 179 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .393. He has 31 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 99 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 159. Corey Dickerson is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 30 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 182 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Rays as a unit have 221 base hits, including 39 doubles and 31 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out on 269 occasions. They have had 200 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +111
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