Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Minnesota Twins head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Twins and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +129 and Tampa Bay at -154. The Twins have a 61-66-9 over/under mark and a 71-65-0 run line record. The Rays are 67-71-0 against the run line and have a 68-67-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 61-66-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 71-65-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-67-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-71-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
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
09/02/17 P Chris Archer Forearm left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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 71-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 6.25 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 75 strikeouts over his 118 innings pitched and he's given up 163 hits. He allows 12.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 396 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,257 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 981. 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 .258, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 138 hits this season in 524 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 119. Eddie Rosario is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 448 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Twins have 1,201 hits, including 242 doubles and 167 home runs. Minnesota has walked 510 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,120 times as a unit. They have left 977 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 673 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 68-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Jake Odorizzi has a 7-7 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 117 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 107 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 404 batters and walked 168 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,129 base knocks and 550 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 430 hitters and struck out 1,121 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .352. He has 112 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 136. Corey Dickerson is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 148 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Rays as a unit have 1,147 base hits, including 201 doubles and 195 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 472 times this year and they have struck out on 1,318 occasions. They have had 956 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 594 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -154
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