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Matchup Reports

Thursday at 8:05 PM
DETROIT (22-15) AT TEXAS (25-14) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
965: DETROIT
966: TEXAS
7.5
-120
22-15
25-14
23-13-1
14-23-2
5.4 / 3.8
4.5 / 3.6
(R) J VERLANDER
(R) Y DARVISH
4-3
6-1
1.93
2.73
1.21
0.91
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: A Few Clouds   Temperature: 65.0 °
Humidity: 34   Wind: from the North at 15.0 gusting to 26.5 MPH (13 gusting to 23
 
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-158
TEXASDARVISH +158 
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
in all games22-15-0.5218-169+5.21251-1419-143.323-13188-1751241-1301
as a road underdog of +100 to +1250-2-221-27-3.9123-188-511-126-20147-154
in road games9-9-2.398-96-6.6567-770-90.410-890-91619-657
in May games7-5-1.636-32-7.5221-227+7.57-534-30203-223
when playing on Thursday2-4-427-24-3.6150-171-15.25-125-21157-155
when playing with a day off2-1+0.426-24-2.1134-180-44.82-126-24137-160
in games played on a grass field22-15-0.5208-164-0.71149-1261-106.623-13184-1651123-1170
in night games13-4+6.9128-107-4.5792-910-85.510-7118-100799-820
against right-handed starters19-11+3153-111+15.1881-1030-133.819-11127-120890-925
when playing against a team with a winning record8-6-1.2105-87+5.1579-759-83.310-484-94603-671

TEXAS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games25-14+7.6225-156+16.31359-1311-914-23180-1841255-1291
at home with a money line of -100 to -1252-2-0.312-12-1.6152-119+15.70-411-13136-126
in home games11-4+5.8120-66+16.1748-581+32.44-1097-83641-624
in May games8-5+235-34-10241-214+7.85-839-29197-234
when playing on Thursday2-2-0.620-20-5.8159-158+1.80-316-21143-160
when playing with a day off5-1+3.628-18+4.1164-143+12.61-528-18151-141
in games played on a grass field25-14+7.6215-146+17.61250-1194-1.614-23173-1721158-1171
in night games20-8+10.3166-108+18.11015-942+11.210-16126-133917-947
against right-handed starters14-9+2.9158-107+16.4988-913+32.59-12125-126901-915
when playing against a team with a winning record4-0+496-77+5.8613-700-11.90-482-84597-658
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
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)7-2W-3058 unO920760
5/14/2013FISTER(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)6-2W-2958.5 unU1070530
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)@ TEXASHOLLAND(L) 
5/21/2013SCHERZER(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
5/22/2013 @ CLEVELAND  
5/23/2013 MINNESOTA  

TEXAS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/2/2013GRIMM(R)CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)1-3L-1558.5 unU380890
5/3/2013HOLLAND(L)BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)7-0W-1309 unU18120652
5/4/2013OGANDO(R)BOSTONLACKEY(R)5-1W-1309 unU1080792
5/5/2013DARVISH(R)BOSTONLESTER(L)4-3W-1607.5 unU9100570
5/6/2013TEPESCH(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSFELDMAN(R)2-9L-1207.5 unO5521192
5/7/2013GRIMM(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)3-6L-1158.5 unO750951
5/8/2013HOLLAND(L)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-1W1058 unU121001281
5/10/2013OGANDO(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)4-2W-2109 evU971580
5/11/2013DARVISH(R)@ HOUSTONBEDARD(L)8-7W-2708 ovO1152740
5/12/2013TEPESCH(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R)12-7W-1409 unO1781951
5/13/2013GRIMM(R)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)1-5L1108 unU730860
5/14/2013HOLLAND(L)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R)6-5W-1157.5 unO107011112
5/15/2013OGANDO(R)@ OAKLANDSTRAILY(R) 
5/16/2013DARVISH(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/17/2013TEPESCH(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/18/2013GRIMM(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/19/2013HOLLAND(L)DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/20/2013OGANDO(R)OAKLANDCOLON(R) 
5/21/2013DARVISH(R)OAKLANDSTRAILY(R) 
5/22/2013 OAKLAND  
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 Games22-15-0.523-135.40.2840.3503.80.2330.294
Road Games9-9-2.310-84.60.2600.3243.60.2270.286
vs Right-handed Starters19-11+319-115.50.2880.3533.60.2320.290
Past 7 Games3-4-3.44-35.30.2830.3423.90.2390.294
Grass Games22-15-0.523-135.40.2840.3503.80.2330.294
Night Games13-4+6.910-76.20.2900.3603.10.2160.262
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2840.350371357386117400.031971362581629937122622
Road Games4.60.2600.3241870318352160.028066147101571810128
Righty Starters5.50.2880.35330109931799320.03161109214152423392015
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.701.2501124646846561333-67558.3%
Road Games3.141.06463222242225853-33260%

TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games25-14+7.614-234.50.2670.3263.60.2370.296
Home Games11-4+5.84-105.10.2790.3512.70.2170.289
vs Right-handed Starters14-9+2.99-124.50.2610.3103.90.2520.311
Past 7 Games5-2+2.94-35.40.2860.3284.70.2530.310
Grass Games25-14+7.614-234.50.2670.3263.60.2370.296
Night Games20-8+10.310-164.70.2700.3283.30.2320.293
TEXAS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2670.326391336357125520.041641172431926841173215
Home Games5.10.2790.3511549913947250.057356969113125138
Righty Starters4.50.2610.3102378520568320.04965613711146218186
TEXAS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.351.206110.342411021131938-1130100%
Home Games1.700.96942.39827414313-030100%
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 Starts1.931.2084-3851.36.4131144118574-4-3.94-3
Road Starts1.081.0403-14256.2331808343-1+1.42-2
Last 3 Starts1.891.1582-13196.3541309242-1-0.62-1
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/11/2013CLEVELAND6-7-2608Loss,OverL5436057JIMENEZ(R)
5/5/2013at HOUSTON9-0-2908Win,OverW7002029HUMBER(R)
4/30/2013MINNESOTA6-1-2608Win,UnderW7115028WORLEY(R)

YU DARVISH recent results and season statistics
YU DARVISH - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.730.9116-1852.76.6161630518807-1+5.64-4
Home Starts3.601.2803-04256.2101020312394-0+42-2
Last 3 Starts4.501.1002-03206.710101458313-0+32-1
YU DARVISH - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/11/2013at HOUSTON8-7-2708Win,OverW7333238BEDARD(L)
5/5/2013BOSTON4-3-1607.5Win,Under 73342214LESTER(L)
4/30/2013CHI WHITE SOX10-6-1908Win,OverW6447139QUINTANA(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
TEXAS is 14-11 (+1.6 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
12 of 23 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-2.6 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
TEXAS is 8-4 (+2.7 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.6 Units)
Games played at TEXAS this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. TEXAS since 1997
VERLANDER is 8-3 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.137.
His team's record is 9-4 (+4.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-8. (-4.5 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. TEXAS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/11/2012at TEXAS1-2-1359Loss,Under 7117008HOLLAND(L)
4/21/2012TEXAS3-2-1707Win,UnderW6104038FELIZ(R)
10/13/2011TEXAS7-5-1457Win,OverW7.3448138WILSON(L)

YU DARVISH vs. DETROIT since 1997
DARVISH is 3-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.150.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-0. (+3.0 units)
YU DARVISH recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/12/2012DETROIT8-3-13510.5Win,OverW6.7336058PORCELLO(R)
6/26/2012DETROIT7-5-18010Win,OverW74441110SMYLY(L)
4/19/2012at DETROIT10-3-1309Win,OverW6.3112055WILK(L)
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. (0-1008, 10.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (178-136, +29.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (1080-1059, -58.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 51.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (169-159, -5.9 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. (824-815, -104.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 46% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (91-107, -29.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 48.8% of the time since 1997. (817-856, -155.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (125-112, +0.3 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/13/2013 - Austin Jackson 15-day DL (5/12) ( Hamstring )
TEXAS
[P] 04/10/2013 - Matt Harrison 15-day DL (4/7) ( Back )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Colby Lewis 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Joakim Soria 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Neftali Feliz 60-day DL (3/24) ( Elbow )
[C] 05/09/2013 - A.J. Pierzynski 15-day DL (5/6) ( Oblique )
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