Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Randy Wolf (0-2) vs. Yordano Ventura (9-7)
The Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. The probable starters are Randy Wolf for the Tigers and Yordano Ventura for the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +170 and Kansas City at -180. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers, with a 60-70 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 69-56 over/under record. The Royals are 73-57 against the run line and have a 55-62 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Tigers show up with a 60-70 record, including 30-35 on the road. Randy Wolf has a 0-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.57 and a 1.14 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 0-2 over his 14 innings pitched this season while giving up 14 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 0-2 in his starts. The team is averaging 1.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 320 and walked 154 batters this season while opposing teams hit .273 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.33 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.99 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.61, they are 28th in the league.
Detroit is batting .272 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .265 away from home. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 157 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.45.
Kansas City is 45-21 at home while holding a 80-50 overall record on the season. Yordano Ventura has a record of 9-7 while sporting an earned run average of 4.41 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. In his starts, the Royals are 11-10 and he has allowed 113 hits over 120.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Royals are 8-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.36 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. The Royals bullpen has struck out 395 batters and walked 136 this season while opposing teams have hit .205 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 8.29 hits per game and are averaging 7.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.55, they are 6th in the league.
They are batting .270 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .280 at home. The Royals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. With 150 hits, Eric Hosmer leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.21.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 66 errors with 1,276 assists and 3,490 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Royals have accumulated 71 errors while having 1,284 assists and 3,478 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 69-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 60-70 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 55-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 73-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
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
Kansas City Royals
08/31/15 RF Alex Rios Illness doubtful Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
07/09/15 LF Alex Gordon Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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