Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Jordan Montgomery
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees.
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Tampa Bay opens at +111 while New York opens at -120. The Rays have a 4-4-0 over/under record and a 4-4-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 5-2-0 against the run line and have a 5-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-4-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 5-2-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 10-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 New York Yankees Injuries
04/10/17 1B Greg Bird Flu "?" Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/9)
04/02/17 SS Didi Gregorius Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 5-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 5 strikeouts over his 6.2 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 4.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.38 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 16 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 60 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 22 batters and struck out 57. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .249, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 9 hits this season in 27 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 160. Evan Longoria is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Rays have 66 hits, including 11 doubles and 8 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 32 times so far this season and they have struck out 78 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 3-4 overall mark this year. Jordan Montgomery will be making his 1st start of the year for the Yankees. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.12 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .143 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 51 base knocks and 24 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 17 hitters and struck out 64 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.09.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ronald Torreyes comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .250. He has 6 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 102. Matt Holliday is hitting .364 this season and he has an OBP of .533. He has collected 8 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 229 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Yankees as a unit have 64 base hits, including 10 doubles and 9 homers. New York has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out on 52 occasions. They have had 56 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +111
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