Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Mike Fiers
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +117 and Houston at -127. The Rays have a 57-46-3 over/under mark and a 54-52-0 run line record. The Astros are 59-45-0 against the run line and have a 56-41-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-46-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-52-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 56-41-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 59-45-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/26/17 P Jake Odorizzi Back 10-day DL (07/25)
07/01/17 SS Daniel Robertson Neck 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/31/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
07/28/17 CF George Springer Quad 10-day DL (07/25)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 54-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 177 strikeouts over his 142 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 296 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 882 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 348 batters and struck out 859. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .252, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 121 hits this season in 403 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 134. Logan Morrison is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 335 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .534. The Rays have 909 hits, including 162 doubles and 152 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1029 times as a unit. They have left 729 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 484 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 68-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.71, Mike Fiers has a 7-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 111.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 102 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 129 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 836 base knocks and 430 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 1056 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .291, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .348. He has 98 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 320 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 132. Jose Altuve is hitting .367 this season and he has an OBP of .430. He has collected 146 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Astros as a unit have 1056 base hits, including 228 doubles and 169 homers. Houston has walked 333 times this year and they have struck out on 709 occasions. They have had 713 men left on base and have an OPS of .854. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 609 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -127
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