Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Danny Salazar
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Danny Salazar for the Indians.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
Tampa Bay opens at +164 while Cleveland opens at -174. The Rays have a 23-17-0 over/under record and a 21-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 12-24-0 against the run line and have a 11-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 11-23-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 12-24-0 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
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (5/13)
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 19-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 0.81. He has 24 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 95 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 321 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 293. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
Our handicappers are experts on MLB betting. Check out our MLB betting tips today.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 34 hits this season in 128 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 128. Corey Dickerson is hitting .340 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Rays have 332 hits, including 57 doubles and 49 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 411 times as a unit. They have left 297 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 19-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.20, Danny Salazar has a 2-3 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 39 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.84 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 278 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 108 hitters and struck out 347 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.27.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Indians hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .346. He has 40 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 132. Michael Brantley is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 32 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Indians as a unit have 288 base hits, including 60 doubles and 38 homers. Cleveland has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 269 occasions. They have had 252 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -174
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks