Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays 9/6/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Slegers vs. Blake Snell
The Minnesota Twins visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Aaron Slegers for the Twins and Blake Snell for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +150 and Tampa Bay at -160. The Twins have a 62-66-9 over/under record and a 71-66-0 run line mark. The Rays are 68-71-0 against the run line and have a 69-67-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 62-66-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 71-66-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 69-67-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-71-0 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 71-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Slegers has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 0.63. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He allows 2.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 399 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,270 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 991. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 139 hits this season in 527 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 120. Eddie Rosario is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 452 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Twins have 1,206 hits, including 243 doubles and 168 home runs. Minnesota has walked 514 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,131 times as a unit. They have left 982 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 677 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 69-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Blake Snell has a 3-6 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 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 4.02. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 base knocks and 553 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,132 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 .428 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 .253 with an OBP of .354. He has 115 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 455 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 139. Corey Dickerson is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 151 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Rays as a unit have 1,160 base hits, including 204 doubles and 197 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out on 1,328 occasions. They have had 962 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 605 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +150
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