Sunday, June 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob Faria vs. Buck Farmer
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Comerica Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Jacob Faria for the Rays and Buck Farmer for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +103 and Detroit at -113. The Rays have a 42-28-0 over/under mark and a 37-33-0 run line record. The Tigers are 33-33-0 against the run line and have a 36-28-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 42-28-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-33-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 36-28-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 33-33-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 10-day DL (06/11)
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
06/16/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (06/15)
06/14/17 P Michael Fulmer Shoulder probable for next scheduled start Saturday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 35-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob Faria has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.42 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 13 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 200 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 605 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 228 batters and struck out 560. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 54 hits this season in 222 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .554 and an OPS+ of 143. Corey Dickerson is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 269 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The Rays have 610 hits, including 107 doubles and 104 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 257 times so far this season and they have struck out 704 times as a unit. They have left 503 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 331 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 32-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Buck Farmer has a 2-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 620 base knocks and 303 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 493 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .380. He has 55 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 196 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 123. Justin Upton is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 60 hits in 226 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Tigers as a unit have 577 base hits, including 126 doubles and 82 homers. Detroit has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 555 occasions. They have had 456 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 327 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +103
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