Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Parlay 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Diego Castillo
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (71-52, 2nd in AL East) host the Detroit Tigers (37-82, 5th in AL Central) at Tropicana Field on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The Tigers have been an awful pick for baseball bettors, having gone 37-82-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 57.7% of the time, going 71-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a solid Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 53-58-8.
Detroit is covering 34.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 20-38-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 51.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 31-29-0 SU.
The Rays have been a solid Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 56-59-8.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/15/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/15/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Wrist Out for the season
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
8/16/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/16/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg 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 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
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 37-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 192 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 205 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 5.18. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,144 base hits and 613 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 393 batters and struck out 989. 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 4.85.
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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 .295, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 103 hits this season in 413 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 93. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Tigers have 973 hits, including 220 doubles and 111 home runs. Detroit has walked 314 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,169 times as a unit. They have left 809 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 3.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 436 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 71-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Diego Castillo has a 2-6 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 589 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 960 base knocks and 438 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 1,223 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .352. He has 107 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 129. Tommy Pham is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 113 hits in 425 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Rays as a unit have 1,090 base hits, including 221 doubles and 164 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 418 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 884 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.69 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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