Tampa Bay at Detroit Free and Premium Picks with Analysis

Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sun Jun 18 01:10 PM
Tampa Bay Rays logo (967) Tampa Bay Rays 39 % (349 bets) 9
Detroit Tigers logo (968) Detroit Tigers 61 % (542 bets) 1

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JIMMY BOYD Handicapper
#303 on GA | 130-158-4 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: -13.81% | L10: 5-5-0 #113 on MLB | 63-68-1 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: -8.21% | L10: 5-5-0

Tampa Bay @ Detroit | 06/18 | 1:10 PM CST

TAMPA BAY (101)

I really like the Rays in Sunday's series finale against the Tigers. Tampa Bay snapped a 3-game skid with a 3-2 win on Saturday behind a strong outing from Archer and will send out 23-year-old Jacob Faria, who has been sensational in his first two starts at the big league level.


While he's red-hot, Detroit's Buck Farmer is coming off an ugly effort in his last outing at home against the Diamondbacks, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits in just 2 1/3 innings. Tigers are now just 2-8 in Farmer's last 10 starts. Take Tampa Bay! 

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BRUCE MARSHALL HANDICAPPER
#300 on GA | 6-8-1 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: -14.02% | L10: 4-6-0

Tampa Bay @ Detroit | 06/18 | 1:10 PM CST

TAMPA BAY (-110)

Tampa Bay continues to surprise and Sunday might be spot to take another look at the Rays if rookie starter Jacob Faria is as good as he looked when winning his first starts and posting a 1.42 ERA in the process. Meanwhile Tiger starter Buck Farmer is off of an extremely difficult outing last Tuesday vs. Arizona, allowing 6 runs and 9 hits in just 2 1/3 IP of an eventual 7-6 loss.

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SCOTT SPREITZER HANDICAPPER
#156 on GA | 113-107-3 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: -1.69% | L10: 7-3-0 #27 on MLB | 44-29-0 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: 13.24% | L10: 6-4-0

Tampa Bay @ Detroit | 06/18 | 1:10 PM CST

TAMPA BAY (101)

Buck Farmer was back to his old self after a couple of unlikely outings in which he won two games against the Angels and White Sox while allowing no runs. Farmer came into the season with an 0-6 career record and he showed that form when he was knocked out in the third inning after allowing six runs on nine hits, including two homers, in 2 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Tigers will face rookie Jacob Faria, who has won his first two career starts in impressive fashion giving up just two runs on nine hits with 13 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings against the White Sox and Blue Jays. Tampa Bay has won four of the six meetings this year following Saturday's 3-2 win, which snapped a three-game losing streak, but the Rays still have won seven of their last 11 games overall. We'll back them here.

Houston Astros Injuries
Player Updated Date Start Status Location Notes
Derek Fisher (LF) 05/25/2018 05/20/2018 Prob Tues IllnessFisher has landed on the 10-day disabled list due to gastrointestinal discomfort but is likely to return for Tuesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/25/2018 05/23/2018 Early June LegReddick is on the 10-day disabled list with an infected left leg and it is undetermined if he will return June 1 against the Red Sox.
Joe Musgrove (SP) 05/25/2018 03/07/2018 Prob Fri ShoulderMusgrove has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after recuperating from a right shoulder strain. He is expected to be available for Friday's contest against the Cardinals.
Brian McCann (C) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestMcCann is not expected to be available against the Giants on Tuesday due to a routine day of rest.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestReddick is unlikely to suit up against the Giants on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestGonzalez will receive a day of rest and is not expected to partake in Tuesday's game against the Giants.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/19/2018 05/18/2018 Out Sat LegReddick was held out of the previous game due to left leg irritation and will not be available against the Indians on Saturday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/17/2018 05/16/2018 Ques Wed RestGonzalez is unlikely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestMcCann is unlikely to be available against the Angels on Monday due to a routine day of rest.
George Springer (RF) 05/14/2018 05/11/2018 Prob Mon ElbowSpringer missed his second-straight game with a bruised left elbow but is expected to play against the Angels on Monday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestGonzalez is not expected to play Monday against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques Sun RestMcCann is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers as he will likely be given the day off.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques SUn RestReddick is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers due to a routine day off.
Houston Astros Injuries
Player Updated Date Start Status Location Notes
Derek Fisher (LF) 05/25/2018 05/20/2018 Prob Tues IllnessFisher has landed on the 10-day disabled list due to gastrointestinal discomfort but is likely to return for Tuesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/25/2018 05/23/2018 Early June LegReddick is on the 10-day disabled list with an infected left leg and it is undetermined if he will return June 1 against the Red Sox.
Joe Musgrove (SP) 05/25/2018 03/07/2018 Prob Fri ShoulderMusgrove has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after recuperating from a right shoulder strain. He is expected to be available for Friday's contest against the Cardinals.
Brian McCann (C) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestMcCann is not expected to be available against the Giants on Tuesday due to a routine day of rest.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestReddick is unlikely to suit up against the Giants on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestGonzalez will receive a day of rest and is not expected to partake in Tuesday's game against the Giants.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/19/2018 05/18/2018 Out Sat LegReddick was held out of the previous game due to left leg irritation and will not be available against the Indians on Saturday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/17/2018 05/16/2018 Ques Wed RestGonzalez is unlikely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestMcCann is unlikely to be available against the Angels on Monday due to a routine day of rest.
George Springer (RF) 05/14/2018 05/11/2018 Prob Mon ElbowSpringer missed his second-straight game with a bruised left elbow but is expected to play against the Angels on Monday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestGonzalez is not expected to play Monday against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques Sun RestMcCann is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers as he will likely be given the day off.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques SUn RestReddick is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers due to a routine day off.