Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (6-8) vs. Kyle Lobstein (3-6)
The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica Park. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Kyle Lobstein for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -134 and Detroit at +124. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays, with a 74-63 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 62-65 over/under record. The Tigers are 63-74 against the run line and have a 73-58 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 67-70 record, including 35-37 on the road. Jake Odorizzi has a 6-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.35 and a 1.12 WHIP. The Rays are 10-13 over his 139.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 121 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-15. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.78 and they've given up 394 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 435 and walked 163 batters this season while opposing teams hit .230 against them. Tampa Bay has a team average of 8.03 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.71, they are 8th in the league.
Tampa Bay is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .253 away from home. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .313 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. With 137 hits, Evan Longoria leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.39.
With a 32-37 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 63-74 overall mark. Kyle Lobstein has a record of 3-6 while sporting an earned run average of 5.02 on the year with a 1.52 WHIP. The Tigers have a record of 3-6 over the 52 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 61 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-6. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.68 and they have given up 444 hits on the season. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 338 batters and walked 164 this season while opposing teams have hit .275 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.45 hits per game and are averaging 6.92 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.72, they are 28th in the league.
They are batting .271 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .277 at home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .327 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. With 165 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.39.
The Rays have committed 82 errors and have combined for 1,176 assists and 3,672 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumulated 69 errors while having 1,351 assists and 3,673 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 74-63 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 73-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 63-74 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
08/27/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/01/15 RF Steven Souza Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
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
09/07/15 DH Victor Martinez Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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