Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Adalberto Mejia
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Target Field on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +114 and Minnesota at -124. The Rays have a 28-22-0 over/under mark and a 28-22-0 run line record. 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 28-22-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-22-0 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
05/25/17 P Jumbo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (5/23)
05/18/17 SS Brad Miller Abdominal 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 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 25-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 37 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 62 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 3.65. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 391 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 162 batters and struck out 376. 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 4.02.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Rays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .332 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 62 hits this season in 187 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .620 and an OPS+ of 174. Steven Souza is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Rays have 418 hits, including 75 doubles and 68 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 195 times so far this season and they have struck out 521 times as a unit. They have left 367 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.96, Adalberto Mejia has a 1-1 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.64. 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 15th 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 12th 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 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .362. He has 38 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 127. Jorge Polanco is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 38 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .379. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -124
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