Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Chris Archer
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, July 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Chris Archer for the Rays.
Detroit opens at +155 while Tampa Bay opens at -165. The Tigers have a 36-52-3 over/under record and a 47-44-0 run line mark. The Rays are 53-35-0 against the run line and have a 35-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 36-52-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 47-44-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-49-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-35-0 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)
06/20/18 P Drew VerHagen Nose 10-day DL (06/20)
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
07/07/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03); expected to be activated and start Monday vs Detroit Tigers
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 40-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 57 strikeouts over his 73.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 278 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 780 base hits and 389 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 293 batters and struck out 680. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 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 .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 107 hits this season in 355 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 133. Jose Iglesias is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 304 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Tigers have 776 hits, including 178 doubles and 75 home runs. Detroit has walked 240 times so far this season and they have struck out 724 times as a unit. They have left 623 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 44-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Chris Archer has a 3-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 76 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 358 batters and walked 137 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 658 base knocks and 313 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 278 hitters and struck out 737 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 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .338. He has 69 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 252 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 101. C.J. Cron is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 73 hits in 303 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Rays as a unit have 744 base hits, including 131 doubles and 76 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 278 times this year and they have struck out on 780 occasions. They have had 622 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 338 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -165
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