Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Erasmo Ramirez
The Detroit Tigers visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Erasmo Ramirez for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -101 and Tampa Bay at -109. The Tigers have a 7-6-0 over/under record and a 5-8-0 run line mark. The Rays are 9-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 5-8-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-6-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/19/17 LF Justin Upton Forearm injured last game, "?" Wednesday 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 8-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.19 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 7 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.62 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .296 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 99. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .229, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 10 hits this season in 45 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 125. Ian Kinsler is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Tigers have 94 hits, including 20 doubles and 18 home runs. Detroit has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 107 times as a unit. They have left 73 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 7-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Erasmo Ramirez has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 9.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 31 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 125 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 93 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .308. He has 11 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .345 with an OPS+ of 91. Logan Morrison is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 14 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Rays as a unit have 124 base hits, including 21 doubles and 17 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 160 occasions. They have had 104 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -101
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