Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Andriese for the Rays and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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Tampa Bay opens at +152 while Boston opens at -162. The Rays have a 21-17-0 over/under record and a 20-18-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 17-18-0 against the run line and have a 14-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-18-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 14-19-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 17-18-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
5/12/2017 Brad Boxberger RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/12/2017 Steven Souza RF Thumb Probable for May 13
5/10/2017 Ryan Brett 2B Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/10/2017 Brandon Koch RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/10/2017 Jaime Schultz SP Groin Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/10/2017 Burch Smith SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/10/2017 Jonny Venters RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/3/2017 Matt Duffy 3B Heel Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/3/2017 Tommy Hunter RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
4/27/2017 Xavier Cedeno RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
4/25/2017 Taylor Guerrieri SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
4/2/2017 Wilson Ramos C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
4/2/2017 Shawn Tolleson RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
3/13/2017 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
5/13/2017 Jason Groome SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/13/2017 Brock Holt LF Illness Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/13/2017 Pablo Sandoval 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least May 23
5/12/2017 Marco Hernandez 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 21
5/12/2017 Hanley Ramirez DH Shoulder Probable for May 13
5/11/2017 Carson Smith RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
5/11/2017 Tyler Thornburg SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/9/2017 Josh Pennington SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/9/2017 Blake Swihart LF Finger Expected to be out until at least May 13
5/8/2017 Brian Bogusevic RF Foot Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/6/2017 C.J. Chatham SS Hamstring Probable for May 13
5/6/2017 Roenis Elias RP Ribs Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/6/2017 David Price SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 29
5/4/2017 Steven Wright SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 18-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Andriese has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 37 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 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 3.62. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 308 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 274. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th 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 133. Corey Dickerson is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Rays have 313 hits, including 55 doubles and 46 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 285 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 166 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 18-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.23, Drew Pomeranz has a 3-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 104 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 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 3.74. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 292 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 327 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 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 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .378. He has 38 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 139. Mitch Moreland is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 33 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Red Sox as a unit have 327 base hits, including 69 doubles and 30 homers. Boston has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 219 occasions. They have had 253 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 157 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +152
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