Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Chris Smith
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Chris Smith for the Athletics.
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Tampa Bay opens at +100 while Oakland opens at -110. The Rays have a 53-38-2 over/under record and a 49-44-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 46-46-0 against the run line and have a 51-39-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-38-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-44-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-39-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 46-46-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/01/17 SS Daniel Robertson Neck 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/06/17 P Jharel Cotton Blister 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 49-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 45 strikeouts over his 52 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 260 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 788 base hits and 381 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 305 batters and struck out 744. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 111 hits this season in 356 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 142. Logan Morrison is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 303 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Rays have 817 hits, including 146 doubles and 137 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 900 times as a unit. They have left 646 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 439 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 42-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Chris Smith has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 0 strikeouts over the 1.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 1 hit. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 294 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 797 base knocks and 423 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 281 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .339. He has 91 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 116. Yonder Alonso is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 72 hits in 268 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Athletics as a unit have 727 base hits, including 165 doubles and 131 homers. Oakland has walked 315 times this year and they have struck out on 884 occasions. They have had 596 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 399 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +100
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