Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8/2/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. Dallas Keuchel
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Austin Pruitt for the Rays and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
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Tampa Bay opens at +219 while Houston opens at -238. The Rays have a 58-46-3 over/under record and a 54-53-0 run line mark. The Astros are 60-45-0 against the run line and have a 57-41-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-46-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-53-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 57-41-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 60-45-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/31/17 RF Steven Souza Jr. Foot left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
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 Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
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 54-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 34 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 12.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 298 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 899 base hits and 447 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 861. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 123 hits this season in 407 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 138. Logan Morrison is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 338 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Rays have 916 hits, including 162 doubles and 155 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 1037 times as a unit. They have left 736 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 491 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 69-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.94, Dallas Keuchel has a 9-0 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 batters and walked 132 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 4.18. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 843 base knocks and 437 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 337 hitters and struck out 1064 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 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .292, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .503 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, 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 .368 this season and he has an OBP of .430. He has collected 148 hits in 402 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Astros as a unit have 1073 base hits, including 234 doubles and 172 homers. Houston has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out on 711 occasions. They have had 722 men left on base and have an OPS of .858. They have scored 5.93 runs per game and totaled 623 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays +219 and under 2 total runs
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