Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays 8/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/19/2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg
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Rick Porcello (13-8) will attempt to snap his three-game losing streak when he and the Detroit Tigers face off against Jake Odorizzi (9-9) and the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Rick Porcello gave up six runs (five earned) to the Seattle Mariners last week and ended up losing for the eighth time this season. He went six innings in that start and gave up 10 hits while walking no one and striking out three. Porcello now has a 3.28 ERA on the year and he has only walked 1.8 batters per nine innings.
Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings has five hits in 14 at-bats against Porcello in his career with a double, a home run and three RBI. Evan Longoria is just 2-for-11 against him with two walks and three strikeouts.
Jake Odorizzi won his second consecutive game last Thursday when he defeated the Texas Rangers on the road. He gave up just two runs in seven innings that day while walking one batter and striking out seven. He currently has a 3.82 ERA on the season and he has been able to strike out 146 batters in 129.2 innings of work.
Tigers outfielder Ezequiel Carrera has zero hits in three at-bats against Odorizzi in his career with no walks. All of the other Tigers will be facing the right-hander for the first time on Wednesday night.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 62-55-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 56-61-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/18/14 CF Rajai Davis Thumb questionable
08/12/14 P Justin Verlander Shoulder out indefinitely
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 60-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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