Friday, May 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Hector Santiago
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Target Field on Friday, May 26, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Hector Santiago for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -108 and Minnesota at -102. The Rays have a 28-21-0 over/under record and a 27-22-0 run line mark. The Twins are 25-18-0 against the run line and have a 19-20-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-21-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 27-22-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 19-20-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 25-18-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/18/17 SS Brad Miller Abdominal 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (4/18)
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (5/22)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 24-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 77 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 385 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 371. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Steven Souza is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 39 hits this season in 153 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 129. Corey Dickerson is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .626. The Rays have 409 hits, including 73 doubles and 68 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 192 times so far this season and they have struck out 515 times as a unit. They have left 358 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.96, Hector Santiago has a 4-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 351 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 295 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .317. He has 38 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .379 with an OPS+ of 91. Max Kepler is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 38 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Twins as a unit have 363 base hits, including 79 doubles and 49 homers. Minnesota has walked 178 times this year and they have struck out on 346 occasions. They have had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -102
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