Friday, May 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Rick Porcello
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on Friday, May 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
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Tampa Bay opens at +150 while Boston opens at -160. The Rays have a 20-16-0 over/under record and a 19-17-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 16-17-0 against the run line and have a 13-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-16-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 19-17-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 13-18-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 16-17-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/11/17 SS Brad Miller Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Kansas City Royals
05/11/17 RF Steven Souza Jr. Thumb is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Kansas City Royals
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 10-day DL (4/18)
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 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
05/11/17 1B Hanley Ramirez Trapezius is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
05/06/17 P Tyler Thornbur Shoulder 60-day DL (4/1)
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (4/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 17-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 26 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 260. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .243, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 33 hits this season in 119 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 132. Corey Dickerson is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Rays have 298 hits, including 49 doubles and 45 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 367 times as a unit. They have left 277 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 161 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 17-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Rick Porcello has a 2-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 43.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 95 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 276 base knocks and 125 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 306 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .376. He has 36 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 134. Mitch Moreland is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 33 hits in 119 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Red Sox as a unit have 314 base hits, including 64 doubles and 29 homers. Boston has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 201 occasions. They have had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -160
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