Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Ryne Stanek
Brandon Lowe and the Tampa Bay Rays (34-19, 2nd in AL East) play the Minnesota Twins (37-17, 1st in AL Central) at Tropicana Field on Friday, May 31, 2019. The Rays open this game at +110 while the Twins are priced at -120. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Twins have been awful for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 37-17-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 64.1% of the time, going 34-19-0 straight up. The Twins have been a great play for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 25-9-0 SU. The Rays are covering 72.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-3-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a good Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 27-26-1.
The Twins are covering 69.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 18-8-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 59.3% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 16-11-0 SU.
The Rays have been an excellent Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 22-28-3.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
5/28/2019 Byron Buxton CF Knee Probable for May 30
5/28/2019 Michael Pineda SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/27/2019 Mitch Garver C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/27/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/24/2019 Adalberto Mejia RP Calf Expected to be out until at least May 30
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
5/28/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/28/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/27/2019 Mike Zunino C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/27/2019 Michael Perez C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/26/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/15/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
4/26/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 37-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 440 base hits and 197 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 471. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .515 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 69 hits this season in 206 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 161. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 177 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Twins have 508 hits, including 115 doubles and 106 home runs. Minnesota has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 410 times as a unit. They have left 358 men on base and have a team OPS of .856. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 324 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 34-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.97, Ryne Stanek has a 0-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 245 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 519 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.36.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .332. He has 50 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 180 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 128. Tommy Pham is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 60 hits in 201 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Rays as a unit have 474 base hits, including 99 doubles and 69 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 193 times this year and they have struck out on 511 occasions. They have had 399 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 241 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +110
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