Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Parlay 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Plesac vs. Diego Castillo
Tropicana Field is the site where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (77-58, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Cleveland Indians (79-55, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Indians coming in at +138 and the Rays are at -148. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Indians have been excellent for bettors, having gone 79-55-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 57.0% of the time, going 77-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a good Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 57-72-5.
The Indians are covering 57.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 38-28-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 52.3% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 34-31-0 SU.
The Rays have been a good Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 64-63-8.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/27/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/26/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/26/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/26/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/26/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/25/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Out for the season
8/24/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/20/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Corey Kluber SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/12/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/29/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Ribs Probable for Aug 30
8/28/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/25/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/25/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/23/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Out for the season
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 79-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Plesac has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 66 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 422 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,060 base hits and 479 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 1,252. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 144 hits this season in 479 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 127. Carlos Santana is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .411. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Indians have 1,128 hits, including 238 doubles and 189 home runs. Cleveland has walked 462 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,079 times as a unit. They have left 891 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 77-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Diego Castillo has a 2-8 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 52.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 560 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 658 batters and walked 226 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,069 base knocks and 501 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 1,336 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .345. He has 119 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 431 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 128. Tommy Pham is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 128 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Rays as a unit have 1,189 base hits, including 245 doubles and 178 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 455 times this year and they have struck out on 1,246 occasions. They have had 963 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians and over the total runs
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