Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants MLB Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oracle Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays and Drew Pomeranz for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -140 and San Francisco at +130. The Rays have a 0-7-1 over/under record and a 6-2-0 run line mark. The Giants are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 0-7-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-2-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 2-5-1 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 3-5-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 6-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.69 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.16 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 29 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 5.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.58. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 78. They have walked 2.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.88 and their FIP as a unit is 2.74.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .222, good for 21st in the league. The Rays hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 8 hits this season in 30 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .267 and an OPS+ of 95. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .348 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Rays have 59 hits, including 13 doubles and 7 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 87 times as a unit. They have left 59 men on base and have a team OPS of .637. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 2-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Drew Pomeranz has a 0-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 2.96. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 62 base knocks and 22 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 62 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .324 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .262, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .214 with an OBP of .267. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 28 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 88. Evan Longoria is hitting .214 this season and he has an OBP of .241. He has collected 6 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 55 and a slugging percentage of .357. The Giants as a unit have 54 base hits, including 16 doubles and 5 homers. San Francisco has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 68 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .587. They have scored 2.38 runs per game and totaled 19 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -140
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