Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 6/1/2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Yonny Chirinos
Jonathan Schoop and the Minnesota Twins (37-18, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Tropicana Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (35-19, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this matchup at +100 while the Twins are priced at -110. The O/U opens at 9.
The Twins have been strong for MLB wagerers, having gone 37-18-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 64.8% of the time, going 35-19-0 straight up. The Twins have been strong for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 25-9-0 SU. Tampa Bay has went 8-3-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 72.7% of the time.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a solid Over bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 28-26-1.
The Twins are covering 66.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 18-9-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 60.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 17-11-0 SU.
The Rays have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 23-28-3.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
5/30/2019 Jorge Polanco SS Illness Probable for May 31
5/30/2019 Adalberto Mejia RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/28/2019 Michael Pineda SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/27/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/27/2019 Mitch Garver C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
5/30/2019 Tommy Pham LF Lower Leg Probable for May 31
5/30/2019 Mike Zunino C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
5/28/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
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 37-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 60 strikeouts over his 57.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 185 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 456 base hits and 211 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 477. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .511 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 46 hits this season in 181 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 109. Jorge Polanco is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 206 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .583. The Twins have 515 hits, including 116 doubles and 106 home runs. Minnesota has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .851. They score 5.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 327 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 35-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.91, Yonny Chirinos has a 6-1 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 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 2.92. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 160 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 527 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.34.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .418. He has 62 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 203 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 145. Brandon Lowe is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 52 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Rays as a unit have 490 base hits, including 105 doubles and 70 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 196 times this year and they have struck out on 517 occasions. They have had 403 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 255 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +100
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