Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks and Tips 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Ryne Stanek
Tropicana Field is the venue where Brandon Lowe and the Tampa Bay Rays (27-17, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-17, 1st in NL West) on Tuesday. The Rays open this matchup at -103 while the Dodgers are coming in at -107. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Dodgers have been a very good choice for bettors, having gone 31-17-0 SU. The Rays are covering 61.4% of the time, going 27-17-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a very good choice for bettors as the favorite, going 31-15-0 SU. The Rays are covering 71.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 5-2-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a decent Under play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 23-23-2.
Los Angeles covers 52.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-11-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 54.5% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 12-10-0 SU.
The Rays have been a strong Under play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 18-24-2.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/18/19 P Kenta Maeda Thigh 10-day IL (05/16)
05/14/19 P Julio Urias Personal 10-day IL (05/14)
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/19/19 3B Yandy Diaz Hand left last game, is questionable
05/17/19 C Anthony Bemboom Knee 10-day IL (05/15)
05/11/19 P Tyler Glasnow Forearm 10-day IL (05/11)
05/10/19 C Mike Zunino Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
05/08/19 C Michael Perez Oblique 10-day IL (05/08)
04/26/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist 10-day IL (04/25)
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 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 31-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 348 base hits and 160 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 110 batters and struck out 423. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .405 with an on-base percentage of .485. He has 66 hits this season in 163 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .791 and an OPS+ of 238. Justin Turner is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Dodgers have 400 hits, including 69 doubles and 76 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 197 times so far this season and they have struck out 383 times as a unit. They have left 345 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 249 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 27-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Ryne Stanek has a 0-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 212 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.98. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 312 base knocks and 133 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 444 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .342. He has 43 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 143. Tommy Pham is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 46 hits in 165 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Rays as a unit have 379 base hits, including 77 doubles and 55 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 422 occasions. They have had 323 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -107
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