Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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Tampa Bay opens at -136 while Minnesota opens at +126. The Rays have a 28-23-0 over/under record and a 29-22-0 run line mark. The Twins are 25-19-0 against the run line and have a 19-21-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-23-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-22-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 19-21-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 25-19-0 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 26-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 43 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 397 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 389. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 63 hits this season in 191 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .613 and an OPS+ of 171. Steven Souza is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 158 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Rays have 425 hits, including 75 doubles and 71 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 197 times so far this season and they have struck out 529 times as a unit. They have left 371 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 232 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.62, Kyle Gibson has a 1-4 record and a 2.01 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 13.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 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 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 358 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 149 hitters and struck out 303 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .353. He has 38 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 121. Jorge Polanco is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 38 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Twins as a unit have 369 base hits, including 81 doubles and 49 homers. Minnesota has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 359 occasions. They have had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -136
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