Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 5/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Michael Fulmer
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -120 and Detroit at +110. The Rays have a 17-10-0 over/under record and a 16-11-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 14-13-0 against the run line and have a 12-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-10-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 16-11-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-15-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 14-13-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/30/18 P Matt Andriese Side is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
04/30/18 C Wilson Ramos Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday 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
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (04/30)
04/30/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring is "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay Rays
04/30/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps missed last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay Rays
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 13-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 0.95 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 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 4.57. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 231 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 234. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 28 hits this season in 104 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 129. Mallex Smith is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Rays have 247 hits, including 43 doubles and 29 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 235 times as a unit. They have left 188 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Michael Fulmer has a 1-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 90 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 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 4.29. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 235 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 199 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 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 153. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 34 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Tigers as a unit have 236 base hits, including 61 doubles and 23 homers. Detroit has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out on 205 occasions. They have had 190 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 124 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -120
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