Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays 7/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Chris Archer
The Miami Marlins visit Tropicana Field on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Trevor Richards for the Marlins and Chris Archer for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +174 and Tampa Bay at -185. The Marlins have a 51-46-2 over/under record and a 53-46-0 run line mark. The Rays are 57-40-0 against the run line and have a 41-52-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 51-46-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 53-46-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 41-52-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-40-0 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
07/20/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Foot left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Miami Marlins
07/20/18 3B Matt Duffy Back is "?" Saturday vs Miami Marlins
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
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 42-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Richards has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 57 strikeouts over his 62.2 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 855 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 797. 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 .245, good for 16th in the league. The Marlins hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 109 hits this season in 382 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 121. Starlin Castro is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Marlins have 840 hits, including 140 doubles and 82 home runs. Miami has walked 296 times so far this season and they have struck out 854 times as a unit. They have left 717 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 382 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 49-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.29, Chris Archer has a 3-4 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 410 batters and walked 164 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 736 base knocks and 360 earned runs this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 313 hitters and struck out 826 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 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .395 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 .288 with an OBP of .353. He has 78 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 271 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 113. C.J. Cron is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 86 hits in 337 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Rays as a unit have 850 base hits, including 158 doubles and 88 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 311 times this year and they have struck out on 851 occasions. They have had 693 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 406 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -185
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