Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros MLB Parlay 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Gerrit Cole
Minute Maid Park is the venue where George Springer and the Houston Astros (85-47, 1st in AL West) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (76-56, 2nd in AL East) on Wednesday. The Astros open this game at -210 while the Rays are coming in at +194. The over/under opens at 8.
The Rays have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 76-56-0 SU. The Astros cover 64.4% of the time, going 85-47-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a solid Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 61-63-8.
The Rays cover 62.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 42-25-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 75.4% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 49-16-0 SU.
The Astros have been a rough Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 57-70-5.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/25/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/25/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/25/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Ribs Probable for Aug 27
8/25/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/23/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Out for the season
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/22/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/22/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/21/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Head Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/21/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 76-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 3.29 and a WHIP of 0.87 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 109.1 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 537 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 643 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,033 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 1,311. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.65.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 123 hits this season in 458 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 118. Austin Meadows is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 418 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Rays have 1,161 hits, including 240 doubles and 173 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 447 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,211 times as a unit. They have left 943 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 613 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 85-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.75, Gerrit Cole has a 15-5 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 238 strikeouts over the 163.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 985 base knocks and 486 earned runs this season. They have given up 193 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 369 hitters and struck out 1,324 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .377. He has 114 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 144. Michael Brantley is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 162 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .546. The Astros as a unit have 1,247 base hits, including 262 doubles and 222 homers. Houston has walked 509 times this year and they have struck out on 938 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.48 runs per game and totaled 724 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays and over the total runs
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