Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Rangers.
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Tampa Bay opens at -135 while Texas opens at +125. The Rays have a 30-24-0 over/under record and a 31-23-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 29-23-0 against the run line and have a 24-28-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-24-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-23-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 24-28-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 29-23-0 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
05/30/17 P Dario Alvarez Elbow 10-day DL (5/26)
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 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 28-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 88 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 433 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 185 batters and struck out 418. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Rays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .345 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 70 hits this season in 203 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .616 and an OPS+ of 175. Steven Souza is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Rays have 464 hits, including 84 doubles and 76 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 567 times as a unit. They have left 401 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 253 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 25-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Austin Bibens-Dirkx has a 0-0 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 453 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 356 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .348. He has 51 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 115. Elvis Andrus is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 57 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Rangers as a unit have 415 base hits, including 79 doubles and 70 homers. Texas has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 447 occasions. They have had 305 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 245 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +125
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