Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Ryan Yarbrough
The Detroit Tigers visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +115 and Tampa Bay at -125. The Tigers have a 37-53-3 over/under record and a 48-45-0 run line mark. The Rays are 54-36-0 against the run line and have a 37-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 37-53-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 48-45-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-49-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-36-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/02/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/02)
07/02/18 P Shane Greene Shoulder 10-day DL (07/02)
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/09/18 CF Mallex Smith Leg is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/26/18 P Jonny Venters Rest 10-day DL (06/25)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 40-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 56 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 805 base hits and 401 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 696. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Detroit is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 110 hits this season in 359 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 136. Jose Iglesias is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 312 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .381. The Tigers have 793 hits, including 182 doubles and 75 home runs. Detroit has walked 248 times so far this season and they have struck out 743 times as a unit. They have left 638 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 375 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 46-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Ryan Yarbrough has a 7-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 363 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 673 base knocks and 321 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 754 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .342. He has 70 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 104. C.J. Cron is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 78 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Rays as a unit have 770 base hits, including 138 doubles and 80 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out on 796 occasions. They have had 641 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 357 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -125
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