Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Chris Archer
The Detroit Tigers visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Chris Archer for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +150 and Tampa Bay at -170. The Tigers have a 7-5-0 over/under record and a 5-7-0 run line mark. The Rays are 8-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-0 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 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-6-0 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 Jordan Zimmermann has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 6 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. 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 28th 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 19th 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 4.46.
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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 9th 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 6-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.21, Chris Archer has a 2-0 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 121 base knocks and 51 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 43 hitters and struck out 85 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .311. He has 11 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .365 with an OPS+ of 96. Logan Morrison is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 13 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Rays as a unit have 115 base hits, including 20 doubles and 16 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 150 occasions. They have had 95 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +150
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