Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Tips 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Yonny Chirinos
Starlin Castro and the Miami Marlins (42-65, 5th in NL East) travel to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (63-48, 2nd in AL East).
The Marlins have been bad for baseball bettors, having gone 42-65-0 SU. The Rays cover 56.8% of the time, going 63-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 48-54-5.
The Marlins cover 40.0% of the time on the road, having gone 20-30-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 51.8% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 28-26-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 49-54-8.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/1/2019 Garrett Cooper 1B Hamstring Probable for Aug 3
8/1/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/1/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/1/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/1/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/1/2019 Miguel Rojas SS Hip Probable for Aug 3
7/31/2019 Ryne Stanek SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/28/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/23/2019 Pablo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
6/14/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/31/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/29/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/28/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/25/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 42-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 860 base hits and 460 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 389 batters and struck out 937. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Miami is hitting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 106 hits this season in 426 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .352 and an OPS+ of 69. Miguel Rojas is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 366 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .380. The Marlins have 860 hits, including 166 doubles and 89 home runs. Miami has walked 250 times so far this season and they have struck out 965 times as a unit. They have left 686 men on base and have a team OPS of .655. They score 3.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 388 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 63-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Yonny Chirinos has a 8-5 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 121.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 516 batters and walked 185 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 401 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 319 hitters and struck out 1,078 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .362. He has 98 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 341 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 134. Avisail Garcia is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 99 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Rays as a unit have 986 base hits, including 206 doubles and 146 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 1,055 occasions. They have had 792 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 522 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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