Monday, May 29, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Erasmo Ramirez vs. Martin Perez
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers on Monday, May 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Erasmo Ramirez for the Rays and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
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Tampa Bay opens at -105 while Texas opens at -105. The Rays have a 28-24-0 over/under record and a 29-23-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 28-22-0 against the run line and have a 23-27-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-24-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-23-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 23-27-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 28-22-0 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 Texas Rangers Injuries
05/28/17 P Tyson Ross Throat 60-day DL (3/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 10-day DL (5/27)
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 26-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 25 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 407 base hits and 188 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 394. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 16th 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 17th 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 .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Rays have 433 hits, including 77 doubles and 72 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 200 times so far this season and they have struck out 538 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 24-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Martin Perez has a 2-5 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 57.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 65 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 433 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 177 hitters and struck out 341 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .335. He has 46 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 107. Elvis Andrus is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 52 hits in 193 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Rangers as a unit have 392 base hits, including 74 doubles and 67 homers. Texas has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out on 430 occasions. They have had 288 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 234 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -105
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