Monday, May 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Progressive Field on Monday, May 15, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +127 and Cleveland at -137. The Rays have a 22-17-0 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 11-24-0 against the run line and have a 10-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 10-23-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 11-24-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 18-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.04 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 59 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 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 3.69. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 315 base hits and 143 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 124 batters and struck out 283. 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 3.98.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 33 hits this season in 123 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 126. Corey Dickerson is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 138 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .551. The Rays have 316 hits, including 55 doubles and 48 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 287 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 169 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.86, Carlos Carrasco has a 4-2 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.90 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 269 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 107 hitters and struck out 335 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .335. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .532 with an OPS+ of 127. Carlos Santana is hitting .227 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 32 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .383. The Indians as a unit have 275 base hits, including 59 doubles and 34 homers. Cleveland has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 266 occasions. They have had 244 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +127
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