Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
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Tampa Bay opens at +124 while Pittsburgh opens at -134. The Rays have a 48-29-1 over/under record and a 40-38-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 40-36-0 against the run line and have a 35-37-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-29-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-38-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-37-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 40-36-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/07/17 SS Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (06/07)
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)
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (05/10)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberger Side 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/23/17 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (06/22)
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 40-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 34 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 677 base hits and 325 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 254 batters and struck out 635. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 99 hits this season in 300 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 156. Logan Morrison is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 251 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .574. The Rays have 688 hits, including 116 doubles and 121 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 289 times so far this season and they have struck out 769 times as a unit. They have left 551 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 383 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 35-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Ivan Nova has a 7-5 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 103 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 100 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 238 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 715 base knocks and 330 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 215 hitters and struck out 562 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .369. He has 80 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 275 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 116. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 73 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Pirates as a unit have 632 base hits, including 119 doubles and 74 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 261 times this year and they have struck out on 555 occasions. They have had 541 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 324 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +124
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