Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins 7/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Elieser Hernandez
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins on Monday, July 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Nathan Eovaldi for the Rays and Elieser Hernandez for the Marlins.
Tampa Bay opens at -123 while Miami opens at +113. The Rays have a 34-44-4 over/under record and a 50-32-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 44-40-0 against the run line and have a 43-39-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 34-44-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 50-32-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 43-39-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 44-40-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 10-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)
06/04/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03)
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)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
06/27/18 P Dan Straily Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 7/2 vs Tampa Bay)
06/25/18 P Caleb Smith Back 10-day DL (06/25)
06/22/18 P Jose Urena Shoulder 10-day DL (06/21)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
05/26/18 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/26)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 41-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 0.82 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 335 hitters and walked 125 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 607 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 680. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .250, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 68 hits this season in 292 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 108. Mallex Smith is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .349. The Rays have 692 hits, including 119 doubles and 73 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 259 times so far this season and they have struck out 718 times as a unit. They have left 574 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 34-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Elieser Hernandez has a 0-5 record and a 1.54 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 304 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 722 base knocks and 396 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 319 hitters and struck out 664 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .329. He has 92 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 326 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 103. Brian Anderson is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 94 hits in 322 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Marlins as a unit have 691 base hits, including 125 doubles and 66 homers. Miami has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 739 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.68 runs per game and totaled 309 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -123
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