Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob Faria vs. Sonny Gray
The Tampa Bay Rays head to O.co Coliseum on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Jacob Faria for the Rays and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +118 and Oakland at -128. The Rays have a 53-39-2 over/under mark and a 49-45-0 run line record. The Athletics are 47-46-0 against the run line and have a 51-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-39-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-45-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-40-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 47-46-0 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 50-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob Faria has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.98. He has 41 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 261 hitters and walked 123 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 4.1. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 790 base hits and 383 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 750. 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 4.22.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 112 hits this season in 360 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 141. Logan Morrison is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 306 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Rays have 825 hits, including 148 doubles and 139 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 329 times so far this season and they have struck out 904 times as a unit. They have left 653 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 42-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Sonny Gray has a 5-4 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 79 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 72 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 109 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 4.68. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 805 base knocks and 426 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 719 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 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .335. He has 91 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 338 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 113. Yonder Alonso is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 73 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .555. The Athletics as a unit have 729 base hits, including 166 doubles and 132 homers. Oakland has walked 318 times this year and they have struck out on 890 occasions. They have had 600 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 401 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -128
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