Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Chris Flexen
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Citi Field on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Nathan Eovaldi for the Rays and Chris Flexen for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at -138 and New York at +127. The Rays have a 35-48-4 over/under mark and a 52-35-0 run line record. The Mets are 36-48-0 against the run line and have a 37-44-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-48-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-35-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 37-44-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 36-48-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/07/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03); expected to be activated and start Monday vs Detroit Tigers
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)
Key New York Mets Injuries
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
05/29/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26)
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 43-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 0.92 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 357 hitters and walked 137 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 3.6. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 651 base hits and 313 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 727. 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 .249, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 72 hits this season in 301 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 111. Mallex Smith is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 251 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Rays have 735 hits, including 127 doubles and 76 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 274 times so far this season and they have struck out 772 times as a unit. They have left 611 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 335 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 35-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 10.80, Chris Flexen has a 0-1 record and a 3.60 WHIP this season. He has 1 strikeouts over the 3.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 24.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 289 batters and walked 131 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 732 base knocks and 361 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 758 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .331. He has 91 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 321 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 125. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 59 hits in 227 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Mets as a unit have 653 base hits, including 136 doubles and 90 homers. New York has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 729 occasions. They have had 573 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 336 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +127
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