Sunday, April 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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Tampa Bay opens at +185 while Boston opens at -200. The Rays have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 6-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-5-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 3-5-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 6-3-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/13/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Boston Red Sox
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/11/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Knee 10-day DL (04/09)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 11 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 18 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 75 base hits and 36 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 65. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Evan Longoria is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 8 hits this season in 36 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 117. Logan Morrison is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 31 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The Rays have 82 hits, including 13 doubles and 10 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 104 times as a unit. They have left 70 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 73 base knocks and 34 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 27 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jackie Bradley comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .353. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 14 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 122. Sandy Leon is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 8 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Red Sox as a unit have 82 base hits, including 19 doubles and 4 homers. Boston has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out on 57 occasions. They have had 67 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -200
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