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DETROIT (40-55) AT HOUSTON (62-33) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
923: DETROIT
924: HOUSTON
8.5
-260
40-55
62-33
37-55-3
42-48-5
4.0 / 4.6
5.1 / 3.1
(R) M FIERS
(L) D KEUCHEL
6-5
6-8
3.65
3.95
1.21
1.31
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
DETROITFIERS +262 
HOUSTONKEUCHEL-262 
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 games40-55-2190-228-22.81678-1867-203.937-55204-1951675-1700
when the total is 8 to 8.513-15+458-67-4.8431-488-818-2063-60460-433
as a road underdog of +175 to +2502-14-10.39-27-9.258-187-70.36-1014-21113-123
in road games15-32-1186-123-18767-1008-119.616-3097-104830-866
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.54-9-3.125-38-8.3193-241-27.92-1131-30210-209
in July games4-7-1.632-31+5.3280-288+0.93-724-35268-274
when playing on Friday5-9-3.828-38-9.4264-294-25.24-932-31261-268
when playing with a day off3-5-1.923-23+0.7186-223-39.35-228-15188-199
in night games15-31-9.8106-147-31.81050-1201-141.619-26123-1201063-1077
against left-handed starters14-10+9.860-54+9.6504-502-5.912-1156-51474-486
after a loss20-35-5.995-131-22.1837-1023-148.620-35110-106876-892
after 3 or more consecutive losses6-13-5.427-45-13.5229-311-47.86-1341-27266-248
when playing against a team with a winning record12-26-5.487-112-8774-981-10917-21101-91813-864
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season0-6-636-54-10.6401-528-72.41-543-45432-459

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 games62-33+4.2258-179+11.41784-1776-11642-48204-2091672-1746
when the total is 8 to 8.528-16-2.9115-80+5.4687-679-61.318-2381-102650-671
as a home favorite of -175 to -25013-9-6.545-18+7.6198-92+12.711-1126-36132-149
as a home favorite of -250 to -33010-3+1.515-5+0.934-11+3.43-105-1510-35
in home games30-19-8129-91-13.1968-809-33.821-2789-120800-900
at home when the total is 8 to 8.516-10-7.269-46-4.5406-342-23.79-1744-65337-386
in July games7-3+1.335-24+0.9280-275-14.24-631-26274-261
when playing on Friday9-6-4.444-26+3.9271-296-55.46-834-32249-293
when playing with a day off5-5-6.430-23-6.6182-192-26.33-628-22175-181
in night games41-25-4.1173-129-9.31240-1223-65.726-37131-1551180-1191
against right-handed starters41-19+9.7184-111+34.91310-1295-59.827-29134-1431240-1267
when playing against a team with a losing record33-11+8.4126-72+8.8920-763-13.718-2497-92795-826
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season6-1+4.450-35-5.1494-383+6.32-443-38411-435
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
6/29/2018LIRIANO(L)@ TORONTOSTROMAN(R)2-3L1859 evU620870
6/30/2018BOYD(L)@ TORONTOGAVIGLIO(R)3-4L1559 ovU760741
7/1/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ TORONTOHAPP(L)9-1W1859 ovO1330650
7/2/2018FIERS(R)@ TORONTOBORUCKI(L)3-2W1309.5 unU830570
7/3/2018FULMER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)3-5L1858.5 unU8501181
7/4/2018LIRIANO(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSQUINTANA(L)2-5L2009 ovU991770
7/5/2018BOYD(L)TEXASGALLARDO(R)5-7L-1059 ovO1272843
7/6/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)TEXASCOLON(R)3-1W-1059.5 unU520530
7/7/2018FIERS(R)TEXASHAMELS(L)7-2W+1409 ovP12120871
7/8/2018FULMER(R)TEXASBIBENS-DIRKX(R)0-3L-1109 unU441880
7/9/2018LIRIANO(L)@ TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)9-10L1907.5 unO1311017102
7/10/2018BOYD(L)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)2-5L1707.5 unU540650
7/11/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ TAMPA BAYWOOD(R)2-4L1257.5 unU7601291
7/13/2018FIERS(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
7/14/2018FULMER(R)@ HOUSTONCOLE(R) 
7/15/2018LIRIANO(L)@ HOUSTONVERLANDER(R) 
7/20/2018 BOSTON  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/29/2018COLE(R)@ TAMPA BAYFONT(R)2-3L-1757 evU332580
6/30/2018VERLANDER(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)2-5L-1657 unP5501071
7/1/2018MORTON(R)@ TAMPA BAYSNELL(L)2-3L-1457 unU550871
7/3/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ TEXASBIBENS-DIRKX(R)5-3W-17010.5 ovU970780
7/4/2018COLE(R)@ TEXASMINOR(L)5-4W-1709.5 unU9911192
7/5/2018VERLANDER(R)CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)4-3W-3307.5 unU8110620
7/6/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)11-4W-2708 unO1390521
7/7/2018MORTON(R)CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)12-6W-3508 ovO1791740
7/8/2018KEUCHEL(L)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)2-1W-3409 evU341680
7/9/2018COLE(R)OAKLANDMONTAS(R)0-2L-2158 unU550680
7/10/2018VERLANDER(R)OAKLANDMANAEA(L)6-5W-2107.5 ovO101001051
7/11/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)OAKLANDBASSITT(R)3-8L-2108 ovO75210110
7/12/2018MORTON(R)OAKLANDCAHILL(R) 
7/13/2018KEUCHEL(L)DETROITFIERS(R) 
7/14/2018COLE(R)DETROITFULMER(R) 
7/15/2018VERLANDER(R)DETROITLIRIANO(L) 
7/20/2018 @ LA ANGELS  
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-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games40-55-237-554.00.2470.3010.3800.6814.60.2550.3200.4150.735
Road Games15-32-1116-303.50.2370.2900.3570.6484.90.2660.3340.4340.768
vs Left-handed Starters14-10+9.812-115.10.2860.3320.4540.7864.30.2440.3050.4020.707
Past 7 Games2-5-2.82-44.00.2440.2940.3490.6434.60.2620.3080.4300.738
Grass Games38-50-0.135-504.00.2480.3030.3810.6844.70.2550.3190.4150.734
Night Games15-31-9.819-263.50.2320.2870.3500.6375.00.2600.3290.4210.750
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2470.30195325880616723730.3803612507664064879498748
Road Games3.50.2370.290471623385767350.3571571214032032640224127
Lefty Starters5.10.2860.33224853244498260.4541165918181672510197
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.521.455322.31721623323913728817-22241660%
Road Games4.891.598152.7878317320711406-1311761.1%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games62-33+4.342-485.10.2610.3310.4190.7503.10.2100.2690.3370.606
Home Games30-19-821-274.40.2470.3220.3910.7133.30.2080.2620.3520.614
vs Right-handed Starters41-19+9.727-295.30.2630.3290.4280.7573.20.2050.2680.3220.591
Past 7 Games5-2+0.84-35.40.2650.3450.3950.7404.10.2120.2680.3640.632
Grass Games61-30+8.142-455.20.2650.3360.4250.7613.20.2090.2680.3390.607
Night Games41-25-426-374.60.2600.3330.4040.7373.00.2060.2670.3360.603
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2610.33195323884615791120.41946433973448647108376342
Home Games4.40.2470.322491594394643530.3912091773732933647202924
Righty Starters5.30.2630.3296020485391055740.4283052024522839963274122
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.801.0492678683212266832017-13231167.6%
Home Games3.441.154138.75553127183316511-911761.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
MICHAEL FIERS recent results and season statistics
MICHAEL FIERS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.651.2066-51798.75.843409817217411-6+10.57-8
Road Starts4.431.0972-3844.75.6222240109324-4+1.74-4
Last 3 Starts1.290.7621-13217.0331313162-1+1.70-2
MICHAEL FIERS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/7/2018TEXAS7-2+1409WinW6115116HAMELS(L)
7/2/2018at TORONTO3-2+1309.5Win,Under 8113015BORUCKI(L)
6/27/2018OAKLAND0-3+1209.5Loss,UnderL7115015BASSITT(R)

DALLAS KEUCHEL recent results and season statistics
DALLAS KEUCHEL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.951.3076-819116.36.1555112012328910-9-3.58-9
Home Starts4.501.2322-49566.2292853916364-5-4.43-5
Last 3 Starts4.191.2932-0319.36.4991807123-0+31-2
DALLAS KEUCHEL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/8/2018CHI WHITE SOX2-1-3409Win,UnderW7116032GIOLITO(R)
7/3/2018at TEXAS5-3-17010.5Win,UnderW7225017BIBENS-DIRKX(R)
6/27/2018TORONTO7-6-1958Win,Over 5.3667033ESTRADA(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 7-6 (+2.6 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.5 Units, Under=-0.6 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 5-2 (+2.0 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.9 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
MICHAEL FIERS vs. HOUSTON since 1997
FIERS is 1-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 1-1 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)
MICHAEL FIERS recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/30/2012HOUSTON0-7-2458.5Loss,UnderL65564110LYLES(R)
8/1/2012HOUSTON13-4-2458Win,OverW6228106LYLES(R)

DALLAS KEUCHEL vs. DETROIT since 1997
KEUCHEL is 3-1 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.293.
His team's record is 5-1 (+6.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.1 units)
DALLAS KEUCHEL recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/28/2017at DETROIT6-5-14510Win,Over 3336133ZIMMERMANN(R)
7/31/2016at DETROIT0-11-1459.5Loss,OverL5777234PELFREY(R)
4/15/2016DETROIT1-0-1959.5Win,UnderW8005014PELFREY(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 53.2% of the time since 1997. (1530-1345, +58.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 55.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (203-163, +13.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (1531-1434, -97.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 53.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (210-180, +5.4 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 50.8% of the time since 1997. (1222-1185, -127.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 52.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (193-176, -6.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.9% of the time since 1997. (1288-1193, -71.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (199-184, -7.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[SS] 07/11/2018 - Jose Iglesias is "?" Friday vs Houston Astros ( Hand )
[P] 07/02/2018 - Shane Greene 10-day DL (07/02) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 07/02/2018 - Leonys Martin 10-day DL (07/02) ( Hamstring )
[P] 06/24/2018 - Johnny Barbato 10-day DL (06/23) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 06/14/2018 - Miguel Cabrera is out for season ( Biceps )
[P] 05/31/2018 - Ryan Carpenter 10-day DL (05/31) ( Oblique )
[P] 04/30/2018 - Daniel Norris 60-day DL (04/30) ( Groin )
HOUSTON
[LF] 07/12/2018 - Marwin Gonzalez is upgraded to is in the starting lineup Thursday vs Oakland Athletics ( Wrist )
[P] 07/11/2018 - Gerrit Cole is out indefinitely ( Bereavement List )
[C] 07/03/2018 - Brian McCann 10-day DL (07/01) ( Knee )
[SS] 06/28/2018 - Carlos Correa 10-day DL (06/26) ( Back )
[LF] 05/21/2018 - Derek Fisher 10-day DL (05/20) ( Intestinal )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Brady Rodgers 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jandel Gustave 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
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