Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (0-3) vs. Chris Archer (9-7)
The Detroit Tigers head to Tropicana Field on Wednesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Verlander is the probable starter for the Tigers and he'll face Chris Archer of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +134 and Tampa Bay at -144. The over/under was set at 7. The Tigers have a 55-41 over/under record and a 46-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rays have a 40-52 over/under record and a 54-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 48-51 record, including 23-24 on the road. Justin Verlander has an earned run average of 5.57 and is 0-3 so far on the season while having a 1.38 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 0-7 over his 42 innings pitched this season while giving up 46 hits during those innings. The Tigers are also 6-1 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 242 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.01 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39.
As a team, Detroit is batting .275, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.6 hits per game and Yoenis Cespedes leads the team with 112.
With a 25-27 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 50-51 overall mark. Chris Archer is starting this game 9-7 for the season with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.02. In his starts, the Rays are 12-9 and he has allowed 104 hits over 134.2 innings pitched this season. The Rays are also 8-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 311 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Rays hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.88 hits per game and Logan Forsythe leads the team with 97.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 50 errors with 985 assists and 2,678 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 56 errors, accumulating 903 assists and compiling 2,712 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 55-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 46-53 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
07/28/15 RF Kevin Kiermaier Eye "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
07/12/15 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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