Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Justin Verlander
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Comerica Park on Thursday, June 15, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +140 and Detroit at -150. The Rays have a 40-27-0 over/under mark and a 36-31-0 run line record. The Tigers are 31-32-0 against the run line and have a 35-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-27-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 36-31-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-26-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 31-32-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 10-day DL (06/11)
06/13/17 2B Tim Beckham Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/07/17 SS Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (06/07)
06/01/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 10-day DL (05/22)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberger Side 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 35-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 57 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 192 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 571 base hits and 268 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 219 batters and struck out 543. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 51 hits this season in 214 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 139. Corey Dickerson is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 255 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Rays have 584 hits, including 104 doubles and 102 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 247 times so far this season and they have struck out 676 times as a unit. They have left 484 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 318 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 30-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.68, Justin Verlander has a 4-4 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 75 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 180 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 596 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 469 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .340. He has 55 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 210 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 96. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 50 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Tigers as a unit have 546 base hits, including 116 doubles and 79 homers. Detroit has walked 235 times this year and they have struck out on 534 occasions. They have had 436 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +140
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