Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Comerica Park on Sunday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -105 and Detroit at -105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays have a 15-20-4 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Tigers are 23-18-0 against the run line and have a 27-13-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 20-19 record, including 10-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 61 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen while being struck out 105 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 296 base hits and 141 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 329. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .235, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Rays hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.9 hits per game. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .304. He has 41 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 39 times and has walked 10 times. Steven Souza is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 18. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 47 times. The Rays have 308 hits, including 72 doubles and 60 home runs. They've stolen 19 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Tampa Bay has walked 116 times this season and they've struck out 359 times as a unit. They've left 259 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 166 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 8-10 home record and a 19-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.45, Jordan Zimmermann has a 6-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 53 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 94 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 375 base knocks and 182 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 133 hitters and struck out 290. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .340 and he has an OBP of .368. He has 49 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 30 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 38 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 28 times. The Tigers as a unit have 373 base hits, including 65 doubles and 51 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Detroit as a team has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out 359 times. They've had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 4.49 runs per game and have totaled 184 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-20-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 27-13-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 23-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/14/16 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brad Boxberge Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/28/16 P Shane Greene Finger 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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