Monday, April 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Steven Wright
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Fenway Park on Monday, April 17, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Steven Wright for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +143 and Boston at -153. The Rays have a 6-6-0 over/under record and a 7-5-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 6-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-5-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 4-6-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 6-5-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-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 6-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 6 strikeouts over his 11.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 24 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 76. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .243, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Evan Longoria is hitting .227 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 10 hits this season in 44 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 114. Logan Morrison is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Rays have 97 hits, including 16 doubles and 14 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 125 times as a unit. They have left 82 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 13.50, Steven Wright has a 0-1 record and a 2.25 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 16.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 11.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.23 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 88 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 103 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 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 115. Sandy Leon is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .267. He has collected 8 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Red Sox as a unit have 102 base hits, including 23 doubles and 5 homers. Boston has walked 37 times this year and they have struck out on 68 occasions. They have had 85 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +143
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