Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Matt Andriese
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
Detroit opens at -131 while Tampa Bay opens at +121. The Tigers have a 7-5-0 over/under record and a 5-7-0 run line mark. The Rays are 7-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 5-7-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-6-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/17/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 8-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 11 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.55 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 104 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 89. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
For expert handicapping advice on this matchup and other MLB games check out our handicapping tips.
As a team Detroit is hitting .237, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. James McCann is hitting .143 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 4 hits this season in 28 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 100. Ian Kinsler is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Tigers have 90 hits, including 20 doubles and 17 home runs. Detroit has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 99 times as a unit. They have left 69 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 54 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Matt Andriese has a 0-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 27 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 112 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 79 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .208 with an OBP of .304. He has 10 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .375 with an OPS+ of 96. Logan Morrison is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 13 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Rays as a unit have 104 base hits, including 16 doubles and 16 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 139 occasions. They have had 86 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 56 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -131
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks