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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 7:10 PM
DETROIT (17-11) AT HOUSTON (8-22) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
975: DETROIT
976: HOUSTON
8.0
+183
17-11
8-22
17-10-1
18-10-2
4.9 / 3.9
4.0 / 5.7
(R) M SCHERZER
(R) L HARRELL
3-0
3-2
4.02
3.60
1.15
1.54
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Overcast   Temperature: 57.0 °
Humidity: 96   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 20.7 MPH (14 gusting to 18
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
DETROITSCHERZER-130 
HOUSTONHARRELL +130 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in games played on a grass field17-11+0.8203-160+0.61144-1257-105.317-10178-1621117-1167
in night games9-2+6.6124-105-4.8788-908-85.86-5114-98795-818
against right-handed starters14-7+4.3148-107+16.4876-1026-132.513-8121-117884-922
after a win9-7-2.6116-97-7.5606-631-42.17-8107-94577-603
when playing against a team with a losing record8-7-2.397-68+0.8594-574-53.39-587-69553-559
in all games17-11+0.8213-165+6.51246-1415-14217-10182-1721235-1298
when the total is 8 to 8.59-5+1.666-55-3256-311-54.88-656-60277-277
as a road favorite of -175 to -2001-0+15-1+3.211-4+3.80-12-47-8
as a road favorite of -175 or more1-0+19-1+7.219-5+9.80-16-415-9
in road games7-7-296-94-6.3565-768-907-787-90616-656
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.52-4-3.230-29-2.5116-150-15.23-327-29125-134
in May games2-1-0.231-28-6.2216-223+8.91-228-27197-220
when playing on Saturday3-1+233-29-3.6210-226-14.14-028-31194-228

HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a loss4-17-11.477-156-51.1646-683-57.412-8120-104610-663
after 3 or more consecutive losses4-7-1.338-59-6.8170-181-4.55-643-49154-185
when playing against a team with a winning record1-13-10.953-125-46.1553-682-76.110-392-78591-600
in all games8-22-10.4120-235-74.61326-1336-11318-10185-1561258-1303
when the total is 8 to 8.54-13-7.655-109-39.6479-458-28.511-688-72466-447
as a home underdog of +150 to +1751-4-2.59-21-6.420-32+02-315-1328-22
in home games4-10-5.471-105-21.4730-598-18.28-593-77604-666
at home when the total is 8 to 8.53-7-3.441-63-17.2275-221-5.86-452-49232-250
in May games0-3-324-35-4.8206-249-612-128-30200-242
when playing on Saturday0-4-419-37-12197-232-59.74-034-20213-203
in games played on a grass field8-22-10.4118-234-76.61105-1184-134.618-10184-1541080-1122
in night games7-16-5.491-160-38927-913-51.715-7135-111901-876
against right-handed starters5-16-980-175-67.6987-1006-96.311-8130-113956-968
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/20/2013PORCELLO(R)@ LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R)0-10L1009 ovO4501440
4/21/2013FISTER(R)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L)3-4L1058 evU101337100
4/24/2013SCHERZER(R)KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R)7-5W-1807.5 unO9100871
4/25/2013VERLANDER(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)3-8L-1757 unO53114100
4/26/2013SANCHEZ(R)ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)10-0W-1407.5 ovO15100552
4/27/2013PORCELLO(R)ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)7-4W-1058 unO1390740
4/28/2013FISTER(R)ATLANTAMINOR(L)8-3W-1457.5 unO940680
4/29/2013SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)4-3W-2358.5 ovU750630
4/30/2013VERLANDER(R)MINNESOTAWORLEY(R)6-1W-2608 ovU1360690
5/1/2013SANCHEZ(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)2-6L-2208.5 unU6401070
5/2/2013PORCELLO(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R)7-3W-1559.5 unO15131641
5/3/2013FISTER(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R)4-3W-1858 ovU661990
5/4/2013SCHERZER(R)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
5/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ HOUSTONHUMBER(R) 
5/7/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
5/8/2013FISTER(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R) 
5/10/2013SCHERZER(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
5/11/2013 CLEVELAND  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/20/2013HUMBER(R)CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)6-19L+1008.5 ovO118322120
4/21/2013BEDARD(L)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)4-5L-1059 unP8801180
4/22/2013PEACOCK(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)1-7L+1507.5 ovO7621260
4/23/2013NORRIS(R)SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)3-2W+1157.5 ovU8110972
4/24/2013HARRELL(R)SEATTLESAUNDERS(L)10-3W-1108 evO1440970
4/25/2013HUMBER(R)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)2-7L2459 ovP7511170
4/26/2013BEDARD(L)@ BOSTONDEMPSTER(R)3-7L2258.5 evO7801782
4/27/2013PEACOCK(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)4-8L2359.5 unO510112111
4/28/2013NORRIS(R)@ BOSTONLACKEY(R)1-6L1879.5 unU7921161
4/29/2013HARRELL(R)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)9-1W2107.5 unO17100881
4/30/2013HUMBER(R)@ NY YANKEESKURODA(R)4-7L2308 unO98015100
5/1/2013BEDARD(L)@ NY YANKEESPHELPS(R)4-5L1758.5 unO1050990
5/2/2013LYLES(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R)3-7L+1459.5 unO64115131
5/3/2013NORRIS(R)DETROITFISTER(R)3-4L+1758 ovU990661
5/4/2013HARRELL(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
5/5/2013HUMBER(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/7/2013BEDARD(L)LA ANGELSWILSON(L) 
5/8/2013LYLES(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
5/9/2013NORRIS(R)LA ANGELSVARGAS(L) 
5/10/2013HARRELL(R)TEXASOGANDO(R) 
5/11/2013 TEXAS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games17-11+0.817-104.90.2760.3423.90.2360.298
Road Games7-7-27-73.60.2390.3043.90.2290.293
vs Right-handed Starters14-7+4.313-84.90.2790.3443.80.2350.295
Past 7 Games6-1+3.83-45.40.2780.3393.30.2000.251
Grass Games17-11+0.817-104.90.2760.3423.90.2360.298
Night Games9-2+6.66-55.30.2760.3483.00.2110.259
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2760.34228102628377240.02135104197122322682018
Road Games3.60.2390.304145441303580.014951124912214798
Righty Starters4.90.2790.3442176821459160.029977153111752251411
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.041.270894040666471063-57463.6%
Road Games3.571.13253212136224723-33260%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games8-22-10.518-104.00.2510.3045.70.2950.366
Home Games4-10-5.48-53.60.2260.2726.10.2900.362
vs Right-handed Starters5-16-911-83.70.2440.2935.30.2940.359
Past 7 Games1-6-3.95-24.00.2420.2965.40.2990.380
Grass Games8-22-10.518-104.00.2510.3045.70.2950.366
Night Games7-16-5.415-74.20.2530.3055.80.2940.367
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2510.30430103926193290.03114793001220417174019
Home Games3.60.2260.2721447710838140.03463015858569187
Righty Starters3.70.2440.2932172617765220.037551213913811123017
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.561.504120.373611311650791-63350%
Home Games4.871.508614133661026420-33260%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
MAX SCHERZER recent results and season statistics
MAX SCHERZER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.021.1493-0531.36.315142927464-1+2.82-3
Road Starts1.290.9290-02147.0321102231-1-0.10-2
Last 3 Starts3.981.1312-0320.36.8991914283-0+31-2
MAX SCHERZER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/29/2013MINNESOTA4-3-2358.5Win,UnderW7.33361010PELFREY(R)
4/24/2013KANSAS CITY7-5-1807.5Win,OverW5557036DAVIS(R)
4/17/2013at SEATTLE2-1-1156.5Win,Under 81160112HERNANDEZ(R)

LUCAS HARRELL recent results and season statistics
LUCAS HARRELL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.601.5433-26355.8141438516243-3+1.24-2
Home Starts4.701.6522-24235.7121224414152-2+0.12-2
Last 3 Starts1.891.4213-03196.3441918133-0+4.22-1
LUCAS HARRELL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/29/2013at NY YANKEES9-1+2107.5Win,OverW6.3118014PETTITTE(L)
4/24/2013SEATTLE10-3-1108Win,OverW7116025SAUNDERS(L)
4/19/2013CLEVELAND3-2+1058.5Win,UnderW5.7225154MYERS(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.0 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.0 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.0 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
DETROIT is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.0 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/3/2013DETROIT4-185  61261FISTER(R) 6291
 HOUSTON3+1758 ovUnder90090NORRIS(R) 7253
5/2/2013DETROIT7-155  1500131PORCELLO(R) 7350
 HOUSTON3+1459.5 unOver62041LYLES(R) 5261
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
MAX SCHERZER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
SCHERZER is 1-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 7.36 and a WHIP of 1.455.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)
MAX SCHERZER recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/28/2009HOUSTON14-7-1759Win,OverW6655128BAZARDO(R)
8/22/2009at HOUSTON2-4-1158.5Loss,UnderL5447027MOEHLER(R)

LUCAS HARRELL vs. DETROIT since 1997
HARRELL is 0-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 2.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.3 units)
LUCAS HARRELL recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/18/2010DETROIT3-6+1458.5Loss,Over 5338025VERLANDER(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1005, 9.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (172-133, +28.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51% of the time since 1997. (1110-1065, -84.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (169-131, +7.6 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (820-811, -103.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 45.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (87-103, -28.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (875-818, -60.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (86-83, -7.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/01/2013 - Phil Coke 15-day DL (4/26) ( Groin )
HOUSTON
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[LF] 04/23/2013 - J.D. Martinez 15-day DL (4/20) ( Knee )
[P] 04/09/2013 - Josh Fields 15-day DL (4/4) ( Forearm )
[CF] 04/24/2013 - Justin Maxwell 15-day DL (4/24) ( Hand )
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