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Matchup Reports

Friday at 7:10 PM
HOUSTON (11-5) AT TAMPA BAY (9-8) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
967: HOUSTON
968: TAMPA BAY
8.5
+107
11-5
9-8
7-9-0
9-8-0
4.2 / 3.4
4.7 / 4.2
(R) M FIERS
(R) A COBB
0-1
1-1
5.40
4.50
1.50
1.33
Current Weather Conditions 
Dome Stadium 
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
HOUSTONFIERS-117 
TAMPA BAYCOBB +117 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games11-5+3.7184-162-8.81621-1680-132.87-9156-1731548-1627
when the total is 8 to 8.57-4+0.797-79-0.4629-639-58.44-769-97605-625
on the road when the money line is +125 to -1252-1+152-55-4.4324-372-47.62-151-51335-338
in road games4-1+380-91-16.2732-918-1034-187-78805-792
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.52-0+234-38-5.4256-320-43.32-029-39291-270
in April games11-5+3.733-29+0.4234-268-53.37-931-29241-238
when playing on Friday1-1-0.627-28-8.7242-283-61.41-122-27229-274
in night games8-4+1.7123-111-131130-1151-64.55-797-1241098-1101
against right-handed starters8-1+6.6124-101+8.71191-1237-91.53-6103-1101156-1185
after a win7-3+3.297-86-5819-797-48.24-682-93770-791
when playing against a team with a winning record0-0075-73-7.7678-857-103.80-061-75723-752

TAMPA BAY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games9-8+1.2157-184-34.61442-1681-138.19-8160-1601414-1567
when the total is 8 to 8.54-5-0.952-61-9.8392-398-76-356-53364-400
at home when the money line is +125 to -1257-2+5.256-66-13.3340-352-15.84-555-61309-354
in home games8-2+6.285-87-14.9792-768-30.95-583-81680-815
at home when the total is 8 to 8.53-1+223-21-0.9207-172+2.13-125-18164-201
in April games9-8+1.232-30+2.1219-259-22.89-824-35223-230
when playing on Friday2-0+2.120-34-15.4219-274-532-023-27227-245
in night games6-3+3.2106-120-18.1945-1119-1093-6107-106951-1018
against right-handed starters7-4+3.3107-131-30.11037-1201-85.75-6112-1141007-1134
after a win4-4077-78-5.6700-734-34.64-474-71647-718
after 3 or more consecutive wins0-1-112-24-12.4168-177-25.91-014-17144-180
when playing against a team with a winning record4-2+2.171-95-23.6706-929-93.24-281-73742-822
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.
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2017FIERS(R)KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)1-5L-1558.5 unU65110100
4/8/2017KEUCHEL(L)KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L)3-7L-1908 unO951720
4/9/2017MCCULLERS(R)KANSAS CITYKARNS(R)5-4W-1908.5 unO12110950
4/10/2017MORTON(R)@ SEATTLEPAXTON(L)0-6L1157.5 ovU6811180
4/11/2017MUSGROVE(R)@ SEATTLEMIRANDA(L)7-5W-1208.5 evO1481980
4/12/2017FIERS(R)@ SEATTLEGALLARDO(R)10-5W-1108.5 unO1691960
4/14/2017KEUCHEL(L)@ OAKLANDGRAVEMAN(R)7-2W-1307.5 unO10101772
4/15/2017MCCULLERS(R)@ OAKLANDMANAEA(L)10-6W-1507.5 evO8701082
4/17/2017MORTON(R)LA ANGELSCHAVEZ(R)3-0W-1508.5 evU953591
4/18/2017MUSGROVE(R)LA ANGELSNOLASCO(R)2-5L-1408.5 unU1170960
4/19/2017KEUCHEL(L)LA ANGELSRAMIREZ(R)5-1W-1758.5 unU940850
4/20/2017MCCULLERS(R)LA ANGELSSHOEMAKER(R)2-1W-1607.5 evU330670
4/21/2017FIERS(R)@ TAMPA BAYCOBB(R) 
4/22/2017MORTON(R)@ TAMPA BAYSNELL(L) 
4/23/2017MUSGROVE(R)@ TAMPA BAYANDRIESE(R) 
4/25/2017KEUCHEL(L)@ CLEVELANDTOMLIN(R) 
4/26/2017MCCULLERS(R)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R) 
4/27/2017MORTON(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
4/28/2017 OAKLAND  

TAMPA BAY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2017ANDRIESE(R)TORONTOLIRIANO(L)10-8W+1008 unO13911190
4/8/2017ARCHER(R)TORONTOSANCHEZ(R)3-2W-1207.5 unU8140551
4/9/2017ODORIZZI(R)TORONTOESTRADA(R)7-2W+1008 evO960321
4/10/2017COBB(R)@ NY YANKEESPINEDA(R)1-8L1158 ovO2121050
4/12/2017SNELL(L)@ NY YANKEESMONTGOMERY(L)4-8L1208.5 unO972871
4/13/2017ANDRIESE(R)@ NY YANKEESSEVERINO(R)2-3L1308 ovU760770
4/14/2017ARCHER(R)@ BOSTONPORCELLO(R)10-5W1108.5 unO127114120
4/15/2017ODORIZZI(R)@ BOSTONSALE(L)1-2L1958.5 evU350660
4/16/2017COBB(R)@ BOSTONPOMERANZ(L)5-7L1659.5 ovO7401790
4/17/2017SNELL(L)@ BOSTONWRIGHT(R)3-4L12010 ovU1191971
4/18/2017ANDRIESE(R)DETROITFULMER(R)5-1W-1107.5 ovU990440
4/19/2017ARCHER(R)DETROITZIMMERMANN(R)8-7W-1657.5 evO1480961
4/20/2017RAMIREZ(R)DETROITNORRIS(L)8-1W-1258 evO1170561
4/21/2017COBB(R)HOUSTONFIERS(R) 
4/22/2017SNELL(L)HOUSTONMORTON(R) 
4/23/2017ANDRIESE(R)HOUSTONMUSGROVE(R) 
4/24/2017ARCHER(R)@ BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R) 
4/25/2017RAMIREZ(R)@ BALTIMOREMILEY(L) 
4/26/2017COBB(R)@ BALTIMOREBUNDY(R) 
4/28/2017 @ TORONTO  
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.
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games11-5+3.77-94.20.2660.3330.4130.7453.40.2220.2860.3610.647
Road Games4-1+34-16.80.3020.3840.3970.7814.80.2690.3280.4440.772
vs Right-handed Starters8-1+6.63-64.30.2790.3450.4590.8032.10.2040.2480.3300.578
Past 7 Games6-1+4.63-45.60.2890.3600.4390.7982.90.2290.2780.3810.659
Night Games8-4+1.75-74.20.2810.3350.4260.7613.20.2110.2800.3370.617
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2660.33316538143201190.41361541121010728111413
Road Games6.80.3020.3845179548030.3972824367426434
Righty Starters4.30.2790.345929081111130.45936295255515785
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.021.05956.7211937523684-24266.7%
Road Games2.941.20018.3761418152-000100%

TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games9-8+1.29-84.70.2590.3300.4220.7524.20.2440.3070.3820.689
Home Games8-2+6.25-55.40.2870.3660.4420.8083.50.2060.2710.3340.606
vs Right-handed Starters7-4+3.35-64.70.2660.3330.4270.7613.70.2300.2910.3440.636
Past 7 Games4-3+1.14-35.70.2760.3430.4810.8253.90.2720.3290.3790.708
Dome Games8-2+6.25-55.40.2870.3660.4420.8083.50.2060.2710.3340.606
Night Games6-3+3.23-64.90.2690.3490.4010.7494.10.2380.3140.3750.688
TAMPA BAY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2590.33017576149264200.42274611759119128155
Home Games5.40.2870.3661034298162110.4425043918808293
Righty Starters4.70.2660.33311379101182130.427493810667985123
TAMPA BAY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.901.37455.3282453523393-43442.9%
Home Games1.911.000338720113273-03260%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
MICHAEL FIERS recent results and season statistics
MICHAEL FIERS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.401.5000-12105.076113481-1-0.61-1
Road Starts11.251.7500-0144.05562151-0+11-0
Last 3 Starts5.401.5000-12105.076113481-1-0.61-1
MICHAEL FIERS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/12/2017at SEATTLE10-5-1108.5Win,Over 4556215GALLARDO(R)
4/7/2017KANSAS CITY1-5-1558.5Loss,UnderL6215133VARGAS(L)
9/27/2016SEATTLE8-4-1108Win,Over 5448005HERNANDEZ(R)

ALEX COBB recent results and season statistics
ALEX COBB - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.501.3331-13186.01092143111-2-0.82-1
Home Starts1.590.8821-015.75.71141141-0+1.20-1
Last 3 Starts4.501.3331-13186.01092143111-2-0.82-1
ALEX COBB - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/16/2017at BOSTON5-7+1659.5Loss,Over 54411110POMERANZ(L)
4/10/2017at NY YANKEES1-8+1158Loss,OverL7.3546217PINEDA(R)
4/5/2017NY YANKEES4-1+1207.5Win,UnderW5.7114114PINEDA(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
TAMPA BAY is 8-5 (+3.7 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.5 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 5-1 (+4.2 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.0 Units)
Games played at TAMPA BAY this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
MICHAEL FIERS vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
FIERS is 1-0 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 0.975.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.0 units)
MICHAEL FIERS recent starts vs. TAMPA BAY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/26/2016TAMPA BAY5-4-1508Win,Over 6.3336015SMYLY(L)
6/11/2016at TAMPA BAY4-3+1157.5Win,UnderW7225213ARCHER(R)

ALEX COBB vs. HOUSTON since 1997
COBB is 1-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 1.42 and a WHIP of 0.790.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)
ALEX COBB recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/13/2014at HOUSTON6-1-1257.5Win,UnderW6.31131211MCHUGH(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 HOUSTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1326, -102.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 49.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (150-151, -26.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 54.7% of the time since 1997. (1394-1155, +101.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (155-151, -9.7 units)
Edge=TAMPA BAY
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1180-1080, -53.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (158-146, -8.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 52.3% of the time since 1997. (1070-975, -36.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 47.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (144-157, -36.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[P] 04/20/2017 - Jandel Gustave 10-day DL (4/19) ( Forearm )
[P] 03/31/2017 - David Paulino 10-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2017 - Collin McHugh 10-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
TAMPA BAY
[P] 04/16/2017 - Jake Odorizzi 10-day DL (4/16) ( Hamstring )
[CF] 04/14/2017 - Mallex Smith 10-day DL (4/14) ( Hamstring )
[P] 04/03/2017 - Brad Boxberge 60-day DL (4/1) ( Arm )
[LF] 04/01/2017 - Colby Rasmus 10-day DL (4/1) ( Hip )
[3B] 04/01/2017 - Matt Duffy 10-day DL (4/1) ( Heel )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Nathan Eovaldi 60-day DL (3/8) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/01/2017 - Wilson Ramos 60-day DL (4/1) ( Knee )
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