Monday, March 27, 2017
George M. Steinbrenner Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Bryan Mitchell
The Tampa Bay Rays visit George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday, March 27, 2017 to play the New York Yankees in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Matt Andriese for the Rays and Bryan Mitchell for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +100 and New York at -120. The Rays had a 78-75-9 over/under record and a 76-86-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 47% of the time. The Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 72-80-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 50% of the time.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays were 78-75-9 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Rays were 76-86-0 against the run line last season
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 72-80-10 against the over/under last season
The New York Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
3/26/2017 Tim Beckham SS Hip Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Alex Cobb SP Back Questionable for start of season
3/25/2017 Colby Rasmus CF Groin Questionable for start of season
3/24/2017 Cory Rasmus RP Groin Questionable for start of season
3/21/2017 Matt Duffy 3B Heel Expected to be out until at least May 1
3/20/2017 Brad Boxberger RP Back Questionable for start of season
3/13/2017 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2018
3/7/2017 Brandon Koch RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
2/14/2017 Wilson Ramos C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
12/16/2016 Justin O'Conner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key New York Yankees Injuries
3/26/2017 Kellin Deglan C Shoulder Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Blake Rutherford CF Hamstring Questionable for start of season
3/24/2017 Tyler Austin 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least May 1
3/21/2017 Didi Gregorius SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
3/7/2017 Branden Pinder RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
1/10/2017 Nick Rumbelow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
5/20/2016 Ty Hensley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays are coming off a 68-94 record in 2016, including 32-49 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Andriese had a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.22. He had 109 strikeouts over his 127.2 innings pitched and he gave up 131 hits last season. He allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.09 and they gave up 491 base hits on the year. Teams hit .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 470 times and walking 201 times last season. As a team, Tampa Bay allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine innings. They were 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Rays pitchers collectively gave up 1,395 base hits and 665 earned runs. They allowed 210 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff walked 491 batters and struck out 1,357. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit was 4.26.
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As a team Tampa Bay batted .243, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Rays held a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which was good for 27th in baseball. They ranked 27th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game. Colby Rasmus is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .206 with an on-base percentage of .286. He had 76 hits last season along with 38 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He struck out 121 times and walked 43 times. Evan Longoria hit .273 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .318. He totaled 173 hits while scoring 81 runs and he drove in 98. He walked 42 times and struck out on 144 occasions. The Rays had 1,333 hits, including 288 doubles and 216 home runs. They stole 60 bases and were thrown out stealing 37 times. Tampa Bay walked 449 times last season and they struck out 1,482 times as a unit. They left 1,060 men on base and had a team OPS of .733. They scored 4.15 runs per contest and scored a total of 672 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York had a 48-33 home record and a 84-78 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.24, Bryan Mitchell had a 1-2 record and a 1.52 WHIP last season. He had 11 strikeouts over the 25 innings he pitched during which he gave up 26 hits. He allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.23. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.67 and they gave up 426 base hits on the year. Teams hit .221 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 578 times and walking 184 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers as a team surrendered 1,358 base knocks and 660 earned runs last season. They gave up 214 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,393. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.26 while their FIP as a staff was 4.20.
As a team, they batted .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup after batting .276 with an OBP of .304. He had 155 hits last year along with 68 runs scored and 70 RBI. He struck out 82 times and walked on 19 occasions. Brett Gardner hit .261 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .351. He collected 143 hits while scoring 80 runs and driving in 41. He earned a walk 70 times and punched out 106 times. The Yankees as a unit had 1,377 base hits, including 245 doubles and 183 homers. They had 72 stolen bases and were thrown out 22 times. New York as a team walked 475 times last year and they struck out 1,188 times. They had 1,098 men left on base and had an OPS of .720. They scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 680 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +100
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