Friday, June 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. Alex Cobb
The Oakland Athletics visit Tropicana Field on Friday, June 9, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +140 and Tampa Bay at -150. The Athletics have a 32-26-1 over/under record and a 29-30-0 run line mark. The Rays are 33-28-0 against the run line and have a 34-27-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 32-26-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 29-30-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 34-27-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 33-28-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/07/17 SS Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (06/07)
06/01/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 10-day DL (05/22)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 10-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/31/17 P Matt Andriese Groin 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/17 CF Peter Bourjos Elbow 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/17 P Jumbo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (05/23)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberger Side 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 26-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 48 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 489 base hits and 265 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 197 batters and struck out 456. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .235, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 63 hits this season in 217 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 128. Yonder Alonso is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 185 while his slugging percentage is at .660. The Athletics have 459 hits, including 105 doubles and 87 home runs. Oakland has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 540 times as a unit. They have left 358 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 247 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 30-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Alex Cobb has a 4-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 73.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 83 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 503 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 205 hitters and struck out 482 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .376. He has 79 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 235 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 166. Steven Souza is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 51 hits in 198 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Rays as a unit have 515 base hits, including 92 doubles and 88 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out on 625 occasions. They have had 451 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 277 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +140
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