Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Blake Snell
The Cleveland Indians visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Blake Snell for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +100 and Tampa Bay at -110. The Indians have a 69-67-8 over/under record and a 67-77-0 run line mark. The Rays are 83-60-0 against the run line and have a 63-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 69-67-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 67-77-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-74-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 83-60-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/03/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (09/01)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/10/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
09/10/18 3B Matt Duffy Back is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 81-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 16-8 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 201 strikeouts over his 169 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,204 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 349 batters and struck out 1,367. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 169 hits this season in 591 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 136. Jose Ramirez is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Indians have 1,276 hits, including 266 doubles and 193 home runs. Cleveland has walked 484 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 996 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 726 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 79-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.06, Blake Snell has a 18-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 186 strikeouts over the 157 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 619 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 658 batters and walked 252 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,091 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,242 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .340. He has 125 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 426 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 111. Matt Duffy is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 138 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .370. The Rays as a unit have 1,254 base hits, including 241 doubles and 132 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 459 times this year and they have struck out on 1,229 occasions. They have had 1,010 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 627 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians +100
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