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Matchup Reports

Thursday at 2:10 PM
TAMPA BAY (45-40) AT HOUSTON (31-54) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
917: TAMPA BAY
918: HOUSTON
8.5
+143
45-40
31-54
43-35-7
42-39-4
4.7 / 4.3
3.7 / 5.2
(R) C ARCHER
(R) J LYLES
2-3
4-3
4.40
3.99
1.53
1.37
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
TAMPA BAYARCHER-172 
HOUSTONLYLES +172 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
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 games45-40-2.7227-186+7.91160-1378-68.143-35174-2161144-1284
when the total is 8 to 8.520-15+2.7106-75+21300-307+0.415-1774-97278-310
as a road favorite of -150 to -1752-1+0.45-7-5.719-13-1.31-22-812-16
in road games20-22-2.6109-97+15.3515-754-76.418-1994-99597-613
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.58-7+0.947-39+8.8133-161+5.15-840-40145-141
in July games2-1+0.426-29-6.4174-222-171-124-29173-205
when playing on Thursday3-6-4.225-23+0.1138-170-9.55-320-25135-157
in day games14-16-5.179-65-0.1399-457-7.414-1562-77373-447
in games played on a grass field19-20-1.696-89+10.2432-640-75.217-1783-91511-515
against right-handed starters30-30-5.8153-132-10.3840-990-36.830-25115-155815-933
after a loss21-18+0.9101-85+2.9599-775-52.220-1676-99624-695
when playing against a team with a losing record15-11+0.494-57+21.2505-539-45.417-664-78463-531
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season2-1+0.437-24+1.7246-236-2.31-125-31212-242

HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season1-2-0.625-63-20.8289-328+0.61-138-45294-298
in all games31-54-4.2143-267-68.41349-1368-106.842-39209-1851282-1332
when the total is 8 to 8.514-29-7.765-125-39.8489-474-28.624-18101-84479-459
as a home underdog of +125 to +1507-16-6.426-47-12.354-94-22.414-843-2875-68
in home games17-31-8.284-126-24.2743-619-2124-21109-93620-682
at home when the total is 8 to 8.59-17-5.847-73-19.5281-231-8.214-1160-56240-257
in July games1-2-0.610-45-32220-205-4.41-128-25204-204
when playing on Thursday2-4-0.714-22-3150-151-124-123-12142-151
in day games7-17-635-86-37.6403-431-60.710-1257-54360-435
in games played on a grass field31-54-4.2141-266-70.31128-1216-128.342-39208-1831104-1151
against right-handed starters22-40-3.997-199-62.41004-1030-91.129-30148-135974-990
after a win12-18+251-90-20.5687-660-48.414-1571-65654-649
when playing against a team with a winning record9-31-13.961-143-49.1561-700-79.123-15105-90604-612
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.
TAMPA BAY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/20/2013MOORE(L)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)8-3W-1058 unO1470651
6/21/2013HERNANDEZ(R)@ NY YANKEESPHELPS(R)2-6L1009 unU9901130
6/22/2013COLOME(R)@ NY YANKEESSABATHIA(L)5-7L1408 unO7227101
6/23/2013ARCHER(R)@ NY YANKEESNOVA(R)3-1W1059 ovU9121770
6/24/2013HELLICKSON(R)TORONTOROGERS(R)4-1W-1408.5 unU850460
6/25/2013MOORE(L)TORONTOBUEHRLE(L)5-1W-1358 unU111406110
6/26/2013HERNANDEZ(R)TORONTODICKEY(R)0-3L-1158.5 unU220630
6/28/2013COLOME(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R)3-6L+1258 unO540840
6/29/2013ARCHER(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R)4-3W+1307.5 unU12101891
6/30/2013HELLICKSON(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R)3-1W-1257.5 unU970780
7/1/2013MOORE(L)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)12-0W-1558 ovO17120230
7/2/2013PRICE(L)@ HOUSTONBEDARD(L)8-0W-1808 unP1290430
7/3/2013HERNANDEZ(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R)1-4L-1558.5 ovU870720
7/4/2013ARCHER(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
7/5/2013HELLICKSON(R)CHI WHITE SOXAXELROD(R) 
7/6/2013MOORE(L)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
7/7/2013PRICE(L)CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L) 
7/8/2013HERNANDEZ(R)MINNESOTAWALTERS(R) 
7/9/2013ARCHER(R)MINNESOTAGIBSON(R) 
7/10/2013HELLICKSON(R)MINNESOTACORREIA(R) 
7/11/2013 MINNESOTA  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/20/2013HARRELL(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)7-4W+1257.5 ovO973881
6/21/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)1-3L16510 unU4401071
6/22/2013NORRIS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)4-3W1309.5 unU652882
6/23/2013LYLES(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)6-14L1559 evO13821662
6/25/2013HARRELL(R)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)5-13L+1359 unO6411560
6/26/2013BEDARD(L)ST LOUISLYNN(R)4-3W+1608.5 unU560870
6/28/2013NORRIS(R)LA ANGELSWILLIAMS(R)2-4L+1309 unU772770
6/29/2013LYLES(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R)2-7L+1359 unP4421170
6/30/2013HARRELL(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L)1-3L+1409 unU572871
7/1/2013KEUCHEL(L)TAMPA BAYMOORE(L)0-12L+1458 ovO23017120
7/2/2013BEDARD(L)TAMPA BAYPRICE(L)0-8L+1708 unP4301290
7/3/2013NORRIS(R)TAMPA BAYHERNANDEZ(R)4-1W+1458.5 ovU720870
7/4/2013LYLES(R)TAMPA BAYARCHER(R) 
7/5/2013HARRELL(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
7/6/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ TEXASDARVISH(R) 
7/7/2013BEDARD(L)@ TEXASGRIMM(R) 
7/9/2013NORRIS(R)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R) 
7/10/2013LYLES(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
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.
TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games45-40-2.743-354.70.2610.3284.30.2400.305
Road Games20-22-2.618-194.70.2560.3224.20.2480.312
vs Right-handed Starters30-30-5.830-254.40.2550.3224.70.2490.307
Past 7 Games4-3+0.62-44.40.2700.3382.40.1910.239
Grass Games19-20-1.617-174.70.2570.3244.20.2500.312
Day Games14-16-5.214-154.30.2320.3054.10.2490.312
TAMPA BAY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2610.328852888753257960.033822915914058073356764
Road Games4.70.2560.322421454372130480.031871423041828138223130
Righty Starters4.40.2550.322602029518172640.032522004213040053274450
TAMPA BAY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.701.185255.71091052002310326912-14191065.5%
Road Games3.681.262117.35048968521244-810471.4%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games31-54-4.242-393.70.2350.2895.20.2820.347
Home Games17-31-8.224-213.60.2280.2825.70.2870.353
vs Right-handed Starters22-40-3.829-303.70.2350.2895.20.2870.345
Past 7 Games2-5-21-41.90.1650.2325.40.2860.361
Grass Games31-54-4.242-393.70.2350.2895.20.2820.347
Day Games7-17-610-123.20.2210.2735.10.2840.345
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2350.289852815661228820.032972147874651364679551
Home Games3.60.2280.282481575359125530.031641184723028332325330
Righty Starters3.70.2350.289622068487172650.032201565592637646527344
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.931.497288.7180158318511142388-1820969%
Home Games5.651.540175.312511020438661562-1212763.2%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
CHRIS ARCHER recent results and season statistics
CHRIS ARCHER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.401.5322-3630.75.1161529418253-300-6
Road Starts5.521.8401-2314.74.91091829131-2-10-3
Last 3 Starts4.021.5951-1315.75.2871619122-1+1.40-3
CHRIS ARCHER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/29/2013DETROIT4-3+1307.5Win,Under 5335133VERLANDER(R)
6/23/2013at NY YANKEES3-1+1059Win,UnderW6116014NOVA(R)
6/18/2013at BOSTON1-5+10510Loss,UnderL4.7435055ACEVES(R)

JORDAN LYLES recent results and season statistics
JORDAN LYLES - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.991.3744-31267.75.6343074519505-7+17-4
Home Starts4.741.5003-27385.4202045212253-4+0.54-2
Last 3 Starts5.621.5621-23165.31310220391-2-12-0
JORDAN LYLES - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/29/2013LA ANGELS2-7+1359LossL4445021BLANTON(R)
6/23/2013at CHICAGO CUBS6-14+1559Loss,OverL58510013SAMARDZIJA(R)
6/18/2013MILWAUKEE10-1+1058Win,OverW7117005FIGARO(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 5-1 (+3.5 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)
Games this season
TAMPA BAY is 2-1 (+0.5 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 5-1 (+3.5 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
TAMPA BAY is 2-1 (+0.5 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
7/3/2013TAMPA BAY1-155 Under80270HERNANDEZ(R)L6340
 HOUSTON4+1458.5 ovWin72020NORRIS(R)W7163
7/2/2013TAMPA BAY8-180  121190PRICE(L)W7030
 HOUSTON0+1708 un 40030BEDARD(L)L5.3466
7/1/2013TAMPA BAY12-155  1720120MOORE(L)W7023
 HOUSTON0+1458 ovOver20030KEUCHEL(L)L4.7585
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
CHRIS ARCHER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
No recent starts.
CHRIS ARCHER recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

JORDAN LYLES vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.
JORDAN LYLES recent starts vs. TAMPA BAY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
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 TAMPA BAY in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-900, 121.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 57.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (200-146, +30.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.1% of the time since 1997. (1137-1089, -90.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 55.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (196-155, +2.3 units)
Edge=HOUSTON
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 52.9% of the time since 1997. (805-717, -3.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 51.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (118-111, -6.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (898-841, -63.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (109-106, -10.6 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
TAMPA BAY
[P] 06/15/2013 - Alex Cobb 7-day DL (6/15) ( Concussion )
[P] 04/05/2013 - Jeff Niemann 60-day DL (3/28), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Juan Oviedo 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
HOUSTON
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[LF] 06/20/2013 - Trevor Crowe 15-day DL (6/21) ( Shoulder )
[RF] 06/30/2013 - Justin Maxwell 7-day DL (6/30) ( Concussion )
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