Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 6/2/2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Ryne Stanek
Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (38-18, 1st in AL Central) head to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (35-20, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this matchup at +102 while the Twins are coming in at -112. The total has been set at 10.
The Twins have been very good for bettors, having gone 38-18-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 63.6% of the time, going 35-20-0 straight up. The Twins have been a great play for bettors as a favorite, going 25-9-0 SU. The Rays are covering 72.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 8-3-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 28-26-2.
The Twins are covering 67.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-9-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 58.6% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 17-12-0 SU.
The Rays have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 23-28-4.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
6/1/2019 Adalberto Mejia RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
5/31/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
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
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/1/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/31/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Hamstring Probable for Jun 1
5/31/2019 Tommy Pham LF Lower Leg Probable for Jun 1
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
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 38-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.16 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 58.1 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 186 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 460 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 486. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .509 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 71 hits this season in 210 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 164. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 183 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Twins have 525 hits, including 119 doubles and 106 home runs. Minnesota has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 425 times as a unit. They have left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .849. They score 5.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 332 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 35-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Ryne Stanek has a 0-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 252 batters and walked 100 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 2.96. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 391 base knocks and 165 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 166 hitters and struck out 534 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.34.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .333. He has 52 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 128. Tommy Pham is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 62 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Rays as a unit have 494 base hits, including 105 doubles and 71 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 199 times this year and they have struck out on 526 occasions. They have had 408 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +102
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