Arizona Diamondbacks at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/7/2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Clarke vs. Jalen Beeks
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Taylor Clarke for the Diamondbacks and Jalen Beeks for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +118 and Tampa Bay at -128. The Diamondbacks have a 18-14-2 over/under record and a 23-11-0 run line mark. The Rays are 21-12-0 against the run line and have a 13-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-14-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-11-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-19-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-12-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/05/19 CF Adam Jones Dizziness is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay Rays
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/02/19 P Hunter Wood Shoulder 10-day IL (05/02)
04/26/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist 10-day IL (04/25)
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 20-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taylor Clarke has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.33 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 283 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 119 batters and struck out 306. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Arizona is hitting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 35 hits this season in 124 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 120. David Peralta is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 141 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Diamondbacks have 326 hits, including 85 doubles and 52 home runs. Arizona has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 298 times as a unit. They have left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 21-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, Jalen Beeks has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.99. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 99 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 90 hitters and struck out 317 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.36.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .404. He has 36 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 133. Brandon Lowe is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 34 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Rays as a unit have 283 base hits, including 58 doubles and 39 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out on 309 occasions. They have had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -128
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