Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Edinson Volquez
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Marlins Park on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Edinson Volquez for the Marlins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +110 and Miami at -120. The Rays have a 15-11-0 over/under record and a 14-12-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 11-12-0 against the run line and have a 13-8-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-11-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-12-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 13-8-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 11-12-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/30/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Miami Marlins
04/30/17 RF Steven Souza Jr. Knee "?" Monday vs. Miami Marlins
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 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-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 Miami Marlins Injuries
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaign Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 12-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 21 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 172. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 31 hits this season in 94 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 172. Corey Dickerson is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .636. The Rays have 216 hits, including 37 doubles and 31 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 258 times as a unit. They have left 191 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 111 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 11-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Edinson Volquez has a 0-3 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 82 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 189 base knocks and 99 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 182 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .350. He has 23 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 134. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 26 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Marlins as a unit have 213 base hits, including 22 doubles and 27 homers. Miami has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 188 occasions. They have had 153 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins -120
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