Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Progressive Field on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +128 and Cleveland at -138. The Rays have a 57-72-5 over/under record and a 75-59-0 run line mark. The Indians are 64-70-0 against the run line and have a 64-63-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-72-5 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 75-59-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-63-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 64-70-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
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 60-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)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
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 71-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 109 strikeouts over his 124.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 568 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 598 hitters and walked 235 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,018 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,157. 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 .256, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 130 hits this season in 439 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 104. Joey Wendle is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 393 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Rays have 1,158 hits, including 217 doubles and 118 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 944 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 564 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 77-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Carlos Carrasco has a 16-7 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 178 strikeouts over the 154.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 141 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 362 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,108 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 327 hitters and struck out 1,244 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 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .400. He has 140 hits this year along with 94 RBI in 486 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .597 with an OPS+ of 163. Francisco Lindor is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 156 hits in 545 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Indians as a unit have 1,188 base hits, including 250 doubles and 181 homers. Cleveland has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 976 occasions. They have had 916 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 679 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +128
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