Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Chris Sale
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Fenway Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +220 and Boston at -240. The Rays have a 20-17-0 over/under mark and a 19-18-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 17-17-0 against the run line and have a 13-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 13-19-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 17-17-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/11/17 RF Steven Souza Jr. Thumb "?" Friday vs. Boston Red Sox
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 "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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 17-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 29 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 303 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 267. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 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 .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Rays have 302 hits, including 51 doubles and 45 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 374 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 161 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 18-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.92, Chris Sale has a 3-2 record and a 0.79 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 30 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 281 base knocks and 126 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 317 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .277, 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 .311 with an OBP of .391. He has 38 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 147. Mitch Moreland is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 33 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Red Sox as a unit have 322 base hits, including 66 doubles and 30 homers. Boston has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 247 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +220
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