Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants Expert MLB Picks 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Dereck Rodriguez
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -120 and San Francisco at +110. The Rays have a 0-7-0 over/under record and a 5-2-0 run line mark. The Giants are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 0-7-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-2-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/03/19 3B Yandy Diaz Leg is questionable Friday vs San Francisco Giants
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 5-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.64 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 27 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 5.5 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 1.52. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 40 base hits and 11 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 70. They have walked 2.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.85 and their FIP as a unit is 2.76.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .211, good for 22nd in the league. The Rays hold a .316 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 5 hits this season in 19 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .263 and an OPS+ of 85. Tommy Pham is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .280. The Rays have 48 hits, including 9 doubles and 5 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 79 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .598. They score 3.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 2-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Dereck Rodriguez has a 1-0 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.57 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 6 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.64. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 51 base knocks and 17 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 54 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .204, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .327 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .259, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .292. He has 6 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 88. Brandon Belt is hitting .217 this season and he has an OBP of .280. He has collected 5 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Giants as a unit have 46 base hits, including 13 doubles and 5 homers. San Francisco has walked 11 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 37 men left on base and have an OPS of .587. They have scored 2.43 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +110
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