Friday, July 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (0-2) vs. Ervin Santana (0-0)
The Detroit Tigers head to Target Field on Friday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers send Justin Verlander to the mound to face Ervin Santana of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +128 and Minnesota at -138. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 48-34 over/under record and a 41-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Twins have a 38-40 over/under record and a 54-31 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 64% of the time.
The Tigers come into this game with a 43-41 record, and they are 21-18 away from home. Justin Verlander has a 0-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.75 and a 1.59 WHIP. The Tigers are 0-4 over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 26 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-0. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 255 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.82. The bullpen has struck out 197 and walked 91 batters this season while opposing teams hit .262 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.08 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.92 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.24, they are 25th in the league.
As a team, Detroit is batting .281, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .339, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .433. With 97 hits, Miguel Cabrera leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.81.
With a 46-39 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 28-15 at home. Ervin Santana has a record of 0-0 while sporting an earned run average of 2.25 on the year with a 0.75 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 0-1 over the 8 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 3 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. He is getting 2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 249 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.85. The Twins bullpen has struck out 169 batters and walked 78 this season while opposing teams have hit .254 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.36 hits per game and are averaging 6.07 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .276 average at Safeco Field. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .305, which puts them at 23rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. With 86 hits, Brian Dozier leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.39.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .986 with 43 total errors, 829 assists and 2,274 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 46 errors while having 882 assists and 2,261 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 48-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 41-43 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 38-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 54-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 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
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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