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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 4:10 PM
DETROIT (18-11) AT HOUSTON (8-23) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
927: DETROIT
928: HOUSTON
8.0
+245
18-11
8-23
18-10-1
19-10-2
5.3 / 3.9
4.0 / 6.1
(R) J VERLANDER
(R) P HUMBER
3-2
0-6
1.83
7.58
1.20
1.82
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
DETROITVERLANDER-360
HOUSTONHUMBER +360 
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
after a win10-7-1.6117-97-6.5607-631-41.18-8108-94578-603
after 3 or more consecutive wins3-2-0.837-32-2148-157-320-531-33155-134
when playing against a team with a losing record9-7-1.398-68+1.8595-574-52.310-588-69554-559
in all games18-11+1.8214-165+7.51247-1415-14118-10183-1721236-1298
when the total is 8 to 8.510-5+2.667-55-2257-311-53.89-657-60278-277
as a road favorite of -175 or more2-0+210-1+8.220-5+10.81-17-416-9
in road games8-7-197-94-5.3566-768-898-788-90617-656
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.53-4-2.231-29-1.5117-150-14.24-328-29126-134
in May games3-1+0.832-28-5.2217-223+9.92-229-27198-220
when playing on Sunday2-2-141-20+16.2206-218-14.52-124-35195-209
in day games8-9-5.889-60+11.3444-500-63.711-568-74431-468
in games played on a grass field18-11+1.8204-160+1.61145-1257-104.318-10179-1621118-1167
against right-handed starters15-7+5.3149-107+17.4877-1026-131.514-8122-117885-922

HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in day games1-6-529-75-36.6397-420-59.73-350-45353-426
in games played on a grass field8-23-11.4118-235-77.61105-1185-135.619-10185-1541081-1122
against right-handed starters5-17-1080-176-68.6987-1007-97.312-8131-113957-968
after allowing 10 runs or more0-2-210-18-3.697-94+6.80-113-1387-93
after a loss4-18-12.477-157-52.1646-684-58.413-8121-104611-663
after 3 or more consecutive losses4-8-2.338-60-7.8170-182-5.56-644-49155-185
when playing against a team with a winning record1-14-11.953-126-47.1553-683-77.111-393-78592-600
in all games8-23-11.4120-236-75.61326-1337-11419-10186-1561259-1303
when the total is 8 to 8.54-14-8.655-110-40.6479-459-29.512-689-72467-447
as a home underdog of +175 or more0-2-22-14-10.15-18-8.51-17-810-12
in home games4-11-6.471-106-22.4730-599-19.29-594-77605-666
at home when the total is 8 to 8.53-8-4.441-64-18.2275-222-6.87-453-49233-250
in May games0-4-424-36-5.8206-250-623-129-30201-242
when playing on Sunday1-4-2.615-42-20.1229-194+212-228-23195-204
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
4/21/2013FISTER(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)17-2W-2008 unO2190641
5/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ HOUSTONHUMBER(R) 
5/7/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
5/8/2013FISTER(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R) 
5/10/2013SCHERZER(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
5/11/2013VERLANDER(R)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R) 
5/12/2013 CLEVELAND  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)2-17L+1858 unO6412190
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) 
5/11/2013HUMBER(R)TEXASDARVISH(R) 
5/12/2013 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 Games18-11+1.818-105.30.2830.3493.90.2350.297
Road Games8-7-18-74.50.2550.3193.70.2270.290
vs Right-handed Starters15-7+5.314-85.40.2880.3533.70.2330.293
Past 7 Games6-1+3.83-46.90.2950.3573.00.1980.249
Grass Games18-11+1.818-105.30.2830.3493.90.2350.297
Day Games8-9-5.911-54.70.2760.3384.50.2530.324
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.30.2830.34929107430485270.03152109201132412782118
Road Games4.50.2550.3191559215143110.02665612810131157108
Righty Starters5.40.2880.3532281623567190.0211682157121842351511
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.101.289904141696471083-57463.6%
Road Games3.671.16754222239224743-33260%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games8-23-11.519-104.00.2500.3026.10.3010.371
Home Games4-11-6.49-53.50.2240.2706.80.3020.373
vs Right-handed Starters5-17-1012-83.60.2420.2915.90.3030.367
Past 7 Games1-6-3.95-23.70.2470.2886.70.3170.386
Grass Games8-23-11.519-104.00.2500.3026.10.3010.371
Day Games1-6-53-33.40.2460.3025.40.2970.361
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2500.30231107026795300.03116813101220818184120
Home Games3.50.2240.2701550811440150.034832168589710198
Righty Starters3.60.2420.2912275718367230.037753223914212133118
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.971.54412582691421851801-63350%
Home Games5.621.58465.75041771227430-33260%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent results and season statistics
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.831.1953-2639.36.69836111413-3-2.32-3
Road Starts1.501.2222-13186.0331606252-1+0.41-2
Last 3 Starts1.711.2381-13217.0542204241-2-2.41-2
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/30/2013MINNESOTA6-1-2608Win,UnderW7115028WORLEY(R)
4/25/2013KANSAS CITY3-8-1757Loss,Over 7218014SHIELDS(R)
4/18/2013at SEATTLE0-2-1606.5Loss,UnderL72290112IWAKUMA(R)

PHILIP HUMBER recent results and season statistics
PHILIP HUMBER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts7.581.8200-6629.74.9252544310150-6-62-3
Home Starts13.502.6670-2263.099131320-2-21-1
Last 3 Starts15.553.0000-33113.71919272670-3-32-0
PHILIP HUMBER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/30/2013at NY YANKEES4-7+2308Loss,OverL6449022KURODA(R)
4/25/2013at BOSTON2-7+2459LossL4.77710135BUCHHOLZ(R)
4/20/2013CLEVELAND6-19+1008.5Loss,OverL0.3888110KAZMIR(L)
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 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
DETROIT is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/4/2013DETROIT17-200  213190SCHERZER(R)W8132
 HOUSTON2+1858 unOver61041HARRELL(R)L4.38104
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
JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
VERLANDER is 1-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.03 and a WHIP of 1.050.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/26/2009at HOUSTON4-5-1157.5Loss,Over 5.3337046RODRIGUEZ(L)
6/28/2006HOUSTON5-0-1759Win,UnderW8003007PETTITTE(L)

PHILIP HUMBER vs. DETROIT since 1997
HUMBER is 0-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 10.38 and a WHIP of 1.845.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)
PHILIP HUMBER recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/22/2012at DETROIT4-6+12010LossL3667410TURNER(R)
7/17/2011at DETROIT3-4+1059Loss,UnderL5.7447118PENNY(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 DETROIT in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1005, 10.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (173-133, +29.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.1% of the time since 1997. (1111-1065, -83.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (170-131, +8.6 units)
Edge=HOUSTON
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.2% of the time since 1997. (820-812, -104.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 45.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (87-104, -29.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (875-819, -61.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (86-84, -9.0 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 )
[2B] 05/05/2013 - Jose Altuve is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers ( Rest )
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