Sunday, August 16, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd (1-3) vs. Mike Fiers (0-0)
The Houston Astros host the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. The Tigers send Matt Boyd to the mound to face Mike Fiers of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +175 and Houston at -185. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers, with a 53-62 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 62-48 over/under record. The Astros are 64-52 against the run line and have a 52-59 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 55-60 record, including 27-30 on the road. Matt Boyd has a 1-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 7.11 and a 1.74 WHIP. The Tigers are 1-3 over his 19 innings pitched and he's also given up 31 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 1-3 in his starts. The team is averaging 2 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.98 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49.
Detroit is batting .272 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .260 away from home. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits per game and Ian Kinsler leads the team with 136.
With a 39-18 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 63-53 overall mark. Mike Fiers has a record of 0-0 while sporting an earned run average of 5.40 on the year with a 1.37 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 0-1 over the 11.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 12 hits. Against the over/under, the Astros are 1-0 when he starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 323 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .250 at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.08 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 130.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 56 errors with 1,136 assists and 3,092 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 60 errors, accumulating 1218 assists and compiling 3,094 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 62-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 53-62 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 52-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 64-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/14/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Rest expected to miss Saturday vs. Houston Astros
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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