Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Josh Tomlin
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
Tampa Bay opens at +133 while Cleveland opens at -143. The Rays have a 24-17-0 over/under record and a 22-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 12-25-0 against the run line and have a 12-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 12-23-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 12-25-0 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
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL
05/16/17 P Carlos Carrasco Pectoral "?" for next scheduled start
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 19-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 31 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 96 hitters and walked 50 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 3.74. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 330 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 300. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 34 hits this season in 131 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 123. Corey Dickerson is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Rays have 343 hits, including 60 doubles and 51 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 425 times as a unit. They have left 308 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 20-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.87, Josh Tomlin has a 2-4 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.92 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 289 base knocks and 139 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 361 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .341. He has 41 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 147 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 132. Michael Brantley is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 33 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Indians as a unit have 297 base hits, including 64 doubles and 40 homers. Cleveland has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 276 occasions. They have had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 160 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -143
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