Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 4/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Faria vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Comerica Park on Monday, April 30, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Faria for the Rays and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at -105 and Detroit at -105. The Rays have a 17-8-0 over/under mark and a 15-10-0 run line record. The Tigers are 13-12-0 against the run line and have a 12-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-8-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-10-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-13-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 13-12-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/28/18 C Wilson Ramos Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Boston Red Sox
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 12-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Faria has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.33 and a WHIP of 1.59 this year. He has 20 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 219 base hits and 117 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 220. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 26 hits this season in 96 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of . Mallex Smith is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 72 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Rays have 233 hits, including 41 doubles and 26 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 219 times as a unit. They have left 179 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 121 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.91, Jordan Zimmermann has a 1-0 record and a 1.71 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 223 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 183 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .422. He has 29 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of . Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 33 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .466. The Tigers as a unit have 223 base hits, including 56 doubles and 22 homers. Detroit has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 187 occasions. They have had 178 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 119 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -105
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