Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays 7/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Pablo Lopez vs. Ryan Yarbrough
The Miami Marlins visit Tropicana Field on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Pablo Lopez for the Marlins and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +155 and Tampa Bay at -165. The Marlins have a 50-46-2 over/under record and a 52-46-0 run line mark. The Rays are 57-39-0 against the run line and have a 40-52-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 50-46-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 52-46-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-52-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-39-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/10/18 P Drew Rucinski Groin 10-day DL (07/10)
07/06/18 P Tayron Guerrero Back 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
07/16/18 3B Matt Duffy Ankle is "?" Friday vs Miami Marlins
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/26/18 P Jonny Venters Rest 10-day DL (06/25)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 41-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 365 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 847 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 793. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Miami is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Marlins hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 109 hits this season in 378 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of . Starlin Castro is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 385 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Marlins have 832 hits, including 139 doubles and 80 home runs. Miami has walked 293 times so far this season and they have struck out 840 times as a unit. They have left 712 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 376 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 49-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.61, Ryan Yarbrough has a 8-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 83 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 404 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 728 base knocks and 356 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 812 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .348. He has 76 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 268 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .388 with an OPS+ of . C.J. Cron is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 86 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .479. The Rays as a unit have 842 base hits, including 156 doubles and 88 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 847 occasions. They have had 685 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 401 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -165
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