Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Corey Kluber
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Progressive Field on Friday, August 31, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +219 and Cleveland at -238. The Rays have a 57-71-5 over/under record and a 75-58-0 run line mark. The Indians are 62-70-0 against the run line and have a 64-61-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-71-5 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 75-58-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-61-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 62-70-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/25/18 CF Mallex Smith Infection 10-day DL (08/25)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
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)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/29/18 P Andrew Miller Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29)
08/23/18 P Neil Ramirez Back 10-day DL (08/23)
08/23/18 CF Rajai Davis Undisclosed 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 10-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 71-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 104 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 566 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 597 hitters and walked 234 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,014 base hits and 488 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,150. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 130 hits this season in 436 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 105. Joey Wendle is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Rays have 1,156 hits, including 217 doubles and 118 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 423 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,139 times as a unit. They have left 941 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 564 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 75-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.91, Corey Kluber has a 16-7 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 172 strikeouts over the 179.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 354 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,101 base knocks and 505 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 322 hitters and struck out 1,219 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .402. He has 140 hits this year along with 94 RBI in 480 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .604 with an OPS+ of 164. Francisco Lindor is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 156 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Indians as a unit have 1,178 base hits, including 247 doubles and 179 homers. Cleveland has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 963 occasions. They have had 908 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 671 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +219
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