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Matchup Reports

Tuesday at 7:05 PM
HOUSTON (10-28) AT DETROIT (20-15) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
0: HOUSTON
0: DETROIT
OFF
OFF
10-28
20-15
24-12-2
22-12-1
4.1 / 6.2
5.4 / 3.9
(R) L HARRELL
(R) D FISTER
3-3
4-1
4.67
3.14
1.76
1.26
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Light Rain   Temperature: 43.0 °
Humidity: 74   Wind: Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
 
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
HOUSTONHARRELL +233 
DETROITFISTER-233 
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
when playing against a team with a winning record1-18-15.953-130-51.1553-687-81.114-496-79595-601
in all games10-28-13.6122-241-77.81328-1342-116.224-12191-1581264-1305
when the total is 8 to 8.54-16-10.655-112-42.6479-461-31.514-691-72469-447
as a road underdog of +225 to +2500-4-43-15-88-21-2.23-010-616-11
in road games4-12-5.149-130-53.2596-736-92.810-592-79654-635
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.51-6-4.214-46-22.5204-237-22.65-236-23234-197
in May games2-9-6.226-41-8208-255-64.28-334-32206-244
when playing on Tuesday3-3+1.121-34-7.2209-193+8.83-328-24200-185
when playing with a day off3-2+2.414-22-0.6130-145-23.82-318-15123-139
in games played on a grass field10-28-13.6120-240-79.71107-1190-137.724-12190-1561086-1124
in night games9-20-6.693-164-39.2929-917-52.819-9139-113905-878
against right-handed starters6-21-12.881-180-71.3988-1011-10015-10134-115960-970

DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games20-15-2.6216-169+3.21249-1419-145.322-12187-1741240-1300
when the total is 8 to 8.512-6+269-56-2.6259-312-54.412-660-60281-277
as a home favorite of -250 to -3301-1-1.66-3-215-6-0.81-14-411-8
in home games11-6-0.2118-73+9.8682-649-5512-497-83621-643
at home when the total is 8 to 8.58-2+3.237-27-2.1141-162-41.17-331-31154-143
in May games5-5-3.634-32-9.5219-227+5.56-433-29202-222
when playing on Tuesday3-0+333-22+6.4183-211-21.72-128-23196-172
when playing with a day off2-1+0.426-24-2.1134-180-44.82-126-24137-160
in games played on a grass field20-15-2.6206-164-2.71147-1261-108.622-12183-1641122-1169
in night games11-4+4.9126-107-6.5790-910-87.59-6117-99798-819
against right-handed starters17-11+1151-111+13.1879-1030-135.818-10126-119889-924
when playing against a team with a losing record10-7-0.399-68+2.8596-574-51.311-589-69555-559
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
4/30/2013HUMBER(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)0-9L+2458 unO4601381
5/7/2013LYLES(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L)7-6W+1559 ovO730853
5/8/2013NORRIS(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R)3-1W+1309.5 unU960950
5/9/2013HARRELL(R)LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)5-6L+1409 unO13738160
5/10/2013KEUCHEL(L)TEXASOGANDO(R)2-4L+1909 evU580971
5/11/2013BEDARD(L)TEXASDARVISH(R)7-8L+2358 ovO7401152
5/12/2013LYLES(R)TEXASTEPESCH(R)7-12L+1309 unO9511781
5/13/2013NORRIS(R)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/14/2013HARRELL(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/15/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
5/17/2013BEDARD(L)@ PITTSBURGHGOMEZ(R) 
5/18/2013LYLES(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
5/19/2013NORRIS(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L) 
5/20/2013 KANSAS CITY  
5/21/2013 KANSAS CITY  

DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)9-0W-2908 unO1381460
5/8/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)1-3L-1157 unU791841
5/9/2013FISTER(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R)4-5L-1207.5 ovO1291970
5/10/2013SCHERZER(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)10-4W-1858.5 unO1580612
5/11/2013VERLANDER(R)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)6-7L-2608 unO76112131
5/12/2013PORCELLO(R)CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)3-4L-1409 unU990891
5/13/2013SANCHEZ(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
5/14/2013FISTER(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
5/15/2013SCHERZER(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
5/16/2013VERLANDER(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R) 
5/17/2013PORCELLO(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
5/18/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ TEXASGRIMM(R) 
5/19/2013FISTER(R)@ TEXAS  
5/21/2013 @ CLEVELAND  
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-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games10-28-13.624-124.10.2480.3026.20.3000.371
Road Games4-12-5.110-54.40.2720.3315.40.2990.370
vs Right-handed Starters6-21-12.815-103.70.2370.2886.00.3070.370
Past 7 Games2-5-2.25-24.40.2370.2966.60.2950.370
Grass Games10-28-13.624-124.10.2480.3026.20.3000.371
Night Games9-20-6.619-94.20.2520.3066.10.2950.368
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2480.302381298322115390.031441003811924723225021
Road Games4.40.2720.3311656215355150.03684914271191182212
Righty Starters3.70.2370.2882792121881300.0394662711017115144019
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.301.5561511028917228631031-95550%
Road Games4.251.50059.3322865624371-3010%

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games20-15-2.622-125.40.2840.3493.90.2350.298
Home Games11-6-0.212-46.20.3110.3794.20.2440.311
vs Right-handed Starters17-11+118-105.40.2880.3523.70.2350.296
Past 7 Games3-4-3.45-27.10.3130.3743.60.2330.298
Grass Games20-15-2.622-125.40.2840.3493.90.2350.298
Night Games11-4+4.99-66.10.2890.3593.30.2200.269
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2840.349351294367108370.031851302471529033122520
Home Games6.20.3110.3791759118456210.041056410051331521312
Righty Starters5.40.2880.35228103629890290.03149103203142332991913
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.831.2871084646836561293-67558.3%
Home Games4.801.60045242441431440-34357.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
LUCAS HARRELL recent results and season statistics
LUCAS HARRELL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.671.7603-3844.35.5242352726283-5-0.86-2
Road Starts1.501.3331-02126.022141291-1+1.12-0
Last 3 Starts5.752.1071-1315.75.211102221181-2+0.13-0
LUCAS HARRELL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/9/2013LA ANGELS5-6+1409Loss,Over 5214161VARGAS(L)
5/4/2013DETROIT2-17+1858Loss,OverL4.38810143SCHERZER(R)
4/29/2013at NY YANKEES9-1+2107.5Win,OverW6.3118014PETTITTE(L)

DOUG FISTER recent results and season statistics
DOUG FISTER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.141.2564-17436.120154618335-2+2.85-2
Home Starts3.151.1503-03206.7772013153-0+33-0
Last 3 Starts5.061.5621-13165.31192302162-1+0.82-1
DOUG FISTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/9/2013at WASHINGTON4-5-1207.5Loss,OverL3548014HAREN(R)
5/3/2013at HOUSTON4-3-1858Win,Under 6329014NORRIS(R)
4/28/2013ATLANTA8-3-1457.5Win,OverW7336008MINOR(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 4-0 (+4.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.0 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 4-0 (+4.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

All games at DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games played at DETROIT this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/5/2013DETROIT9-290  134081VERLANDER(R)W7022
 HOUSTON0+2458 unOver40060HUMBER(R)L4883
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
LUCAS HARRELL vs. DETROIT since 1997
HARRELL is 0-1 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 10.61 and a WHIP of 2.572.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-2. (-2.4 units)
LUCAS HARRELL recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/4/2013DETROIT2-17+1858Loss,OverL4.38810143SCHERZER(R)
9/18/2010DETROIT3-6+1458.5Loss,Over 5338025VERLANDER(R)

DOUG FISTER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
FISTER is 0-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.667.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
DOUG FISTER recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/3/2013at HOUSTON4-3-1858Win,Under 6329014NORRIS(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 HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1067, -81.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (174-133, +10.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 52.3% of the time since 1997. (1106-1008, +8.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (176-136, +27.5 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 HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (879-822, -61.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (90-87, -8.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (824-813, -101.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 46.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (91-105, -26.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/09/2013 - Josh Fields 15-day DL (4/4) ( Forearm )
[CF] 04/24/2013 - Justin Maxwell 15-day DL (4/24) ( Hand )
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/13/2013 - Austin Jackson 15-day DL (5/11) ( Hamstring )
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