Arizona Diamondbacks at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Charlie Morton
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Charlie Morton for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +140 and Tampa Bay at -150. The Diamondbacks have a 19-14-2 over/under record and a 23-12-0 run line mark. The Rays are 22-12-0 against the run line and have a 14-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-14-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-12-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-19-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-12-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/07/19 CF Adam Jones Dizziness is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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
05/07/19 RF Avisail Garcia Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 20-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 296 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 310. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Arizona is hitting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 44 hits this season in 141 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 126. Adam Jones is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Diamondbacks have 328 hits, including 85 doubles and 52 home runs. Arizona has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 308 times as a unit. They have left 236 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 5.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 22-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.52, Charlie Morton has a 3-0 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.8 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 2.9. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 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 93 hitters and struck out 327 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .365. He has 35 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 151. Tommy Pham is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 38 hits in 126 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Rays as a unit have 296 base hits, including 61 doubles and 41 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 313 occasions. They have had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 161 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -150
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