Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 5/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Matthew Boyd
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Comerica Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -135 and Detroit at +125. The Rays have a 17-9-0 over/under record and a 16-10-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 13-13-0 against the run line and have a 12-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-9-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-10-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 13-13-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/29/18 P Matt Andriese Side left last game, is "?" for next start
04/29/18 C Wilson Ramos Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Detroit Tigers
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
04/29/18 P Daniel Norris Groin left last game, is "?" for next start
04/29/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps left last game, is "?" Monday vs Tampa Bay Rays
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 12-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 6.61 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 226 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 227. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 27 hits this season in 100 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 125. Mallex Smith is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Rays have 243 hits, including 43 doubles and 27 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 228 times as a unit. They have left 185 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.74, Matthew Boyd has a 0-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 88 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 112 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 89 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, 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 .326 with an OBP of .413. He has 29 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 89 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 152. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 33 hits in 107 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Tigers as a unit have 231 base hits, including 59 doubles and 23 homers. Detroit has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 198 occasions. They have had 185 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -135
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