Friday, July 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob Faria vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Angel Stadium on Friday, July 14, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Jacob Faria for the Rays and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -121 and Los Angeles at +111. The Rays have a 53-36-1 over/under record and a 47-43-0 run line mark. The Angels are 52-38-0 against the run line and have a 42-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-36-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 47-43-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-45-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-38-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/07/17 2B Tim Beckham Ankle 10-day DL (07/06)
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 Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/09/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/05/17 P Huston Street Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 47-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob Faria has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 2.11 and a WHIP of 0.97. He has 37 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 255 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 767 base hits and 373 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 295 batters and struck out 722. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 107 hits this season in 343 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 142. Logan Morrison is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 291 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Rays have 790 hits, including 140 doubles and 133 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 874 times as a unit. They have left 630 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 428 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 45-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Ricky Nolasco has a 4-10 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 101.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 113 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 323 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 767 base knocks and 381 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 276 hitters and struck out 757 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Angels hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .343. He has 79 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 98 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Angels as a unit have 744 base hits, including 134 doubles and 94 homers. Los Angeles has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 691 occasions. They have had 588 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 377 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Angels +111 and over 2 total runs
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