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DETROIT (16-11) AT HOUSTON (8-21) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
975: DETROIT
976: HOUSTON
OFF
+161
16-11
8-21
17-9-1
18-9-2
5.0 / 4.0
4.1 / 5.8
(R) M SCHERZER
(R) L HARRELL
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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-132 
HOUSTONHARRELL +132 
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
when the total is 8 to 8.58-5+0.665-55-4255-311-55.88-556-59277-276
as a road favorite of -175 to -2000-004-1+2.210-4+2.80-02-37-7
as a road favorite of -175 or more0-008-1+6.218-5+8.80-06-315-8
in road games6-7-395-94-7.3564-768-917-687-89616-655
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.51-4-4.229-29-3.5115-150-16.23-227-28125-133
in May games1-1-1.230-28-7.2215-223+7.91-128-26197-219
when playing on Saturday3-1+233-29-3.6210-226-14.14-028-31194-228
when playing with a day off2-1+0.426-24-2.1134-180-44.82-126-24137-160
in games played on a grass field16-11-0.2202-160-0.41143-1257-106.317-9178-1611117-1166
in night games8-2+5.6123-105-5.8787-908-86.86-4114-97795-817
against right-handed starters13-7+3.3147-107+15.4875-1026-133.513-7121-116884-921
when playing against a team with a losing record7-7-3.396-68-0.2593-574-54.39-487-68553-558
in all games16-11-0.2212-165+5.51245-1415-14317-9182-1711235-1297

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 games8-21-9.4120-234-73.61326-1335-11218-9185-1551258-1302
when the total is 8 to 8.54-12-6.655-108-38.6479-457-27.511-588-71466-446
as a home underdog of +150 to +1751-3-1.59-20-5.420-31+12-215-1228-21
in home games4-9-4.471-104-20.4730-597-17.28-493-76604-665
at home when the total is 8 to 8.53-6-2.441-62-16.2275-220-4.86-352-48232-249
in May games0-2-224-34-3.8206-248-602-028-29200-241
when playing on Saturday0-4-419-37-12197-232-59.74-034-20213-203
when playing with a day off2-2+0.913-22-2.2129-145-25.41-317-15122-139
in games played on a grass field8-21-9.4118-233-75.61105-1183-133.618-9184-1531080-1121
in night games7-15-4.491-159-37927-912-50.715-6135-110901-875
against right-handed starters5-15-880-174-66.6987-1005-95.311-7130-112956-967
when playing against a team with a winning record1-12-9.953-124-45.1553-681-75.110-292-77591-599
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) 
5/4/2013SCHERZER(R)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
5/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ HOUSTONHUMBER(R) 
5/7/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
5/8/2013PORCELLO(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R) 
5/10/2013 CLEVELAND  
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) 
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) 
5/10/2013 TEXAS  
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 Games16-11-0.217-95.00.2790.3444.00.2350.299
Road Games6-7-37-63.60.2420.3053.90.2280.293
vs Right-handed Starters13-7+3.313-74.90.2830.3473.80.2340.296
Past 7 Games6-1+3.84-36.30.3070.3672.90.1880.238
Grass Games16-11-0.217-95.00.2790.3444.00.2350.299
Night Games8-2+5.66-45.40.2830.3533.00.2080.256
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.00.2790.3442799427775230.0213199189102262571918
Road Games3.60.2420.305135121243370.014546116711613688
Righty Starters4.90.2830.3472073620857150.02957214591692141311
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.191.302864040666461042-56460%
Road Games3.781.18050212136223702-32250%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games8-21-9.518-94.10.2510.3055.80.2980.368
Home Games4-9-4.48-43.60.2240.2716.20.2970.366
vs Right-handed Starters5-15-811-73.70.2430.2945.40.2990.362
Past 7 Games1-6-3.96-14.00.2380.2965.90.3330.398
Grass Games8-21-9.518-94.10.2510.3055.80.2980.368
Night Games7-15-4.415-64.30.2530.3055.90.2980.370
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2510.30529100325292290.03111772941219516173917
Home Games3.60.2240.271134419937140.03432815257659175
Righty Starters3.70.2430.2942069016864220.037249207912910122915
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.491.504118.371591301548781-53260%
Home Games4.731.50859393165924410-23175%
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 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.1 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.1 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.1 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
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, 8.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (171-133, +27.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51% of the time since 1997. (1109-1065, -85.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (168-131, +6.6 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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