Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays 9/4/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Alex Cobb
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, September 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
Minnesota opens at +112 while Tampa Bay opens at -122. The Twins have a 60-65-9 over/under record and a 70-64-0 run line mark. The Rays are 67-69-0 against the run line and have a 67-66-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 60-65-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 70-64-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-66-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-69-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/24/17 C Jason Castro Concussion 10-day DL (08/24)
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 LF Robbie Grossman Thumb 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 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 Twins have a 70-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 115 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,248 base hits and 615 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 979. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Twins hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 138 hits this season in 519 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 121. Eddie Rosario is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Twins have 1,196 hits, including 241 doubles and 166 home runs. Minnesota has walked 507 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,116 times as a unit. They have left 971 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 68-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Alex Cobb has a 9-9 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 157.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 153 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,121 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 1,111 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .354. He has 112 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 139. Corey Dickerson is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 148 hits in 516 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Rays as a unit have 1,143 base hits, including 200 doubles and 194 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 470 times this year and they have struck out on 1,305 occasions. They have had 952 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 592 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -122
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