Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Parlay 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Drew VerHagen vs. Ryan Yarbrough
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (71-51, 2nd in AL East) play the Detroit Tigers (36-81, 5th in AL Central) at Tropicana Field on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The Tigers have been lousy for baseball wagerers, having gone 36-81-0 SU. The Rays are covering 58.2% of the time, going 71-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a solid Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 53-56-8.
The Tigers are covering 33.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-38-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 52.5% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 31-28-0 SU.
The Rays have been a solid Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 56-58-8.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/15/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/15/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/14/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Wrist Out for the season
8/14/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2019 Blaine Hardy RP Elbow Out for the season
8/11/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/14/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/14/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/14/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
8/9/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 36-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew VerHagen has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 8.03 and a WHIP of 2.03 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 12.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 hitters and walked 201 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,125 base hits and 606 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .237, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 110 hits this season in 387 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 95. Niko Goodrum is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Tigers have 959 hits, including 215 doubles and 110 home runs. Detroit has walked 314 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,147 times as a unit. They have left 801 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 432 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 71-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.56, Ryan Yarbrough has a 11-3 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 98.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 586 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 953 base knocks and 436 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 346 hitters and struck out 1,210 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .366. He has 113 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 422 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 115. Austin Meadows is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 107 hits in 378 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Rays as a unit have 1,085 base hits, including 220 doubles and 164 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 1,134 occasions. They have had 878 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 577 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers and over the total runs
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