Monday, September 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Lobstein (3-7) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-1)
The Minnesota Twins welcome the Detroit Tigers to Target Field on Monday. The probable starters are Kyle Lobstein for the Tigers and Tyler Duffey for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +144 and Minnesota at -154. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers, with a 64-76 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 75-59 over/under record. The Twins have a 65-65 over/under record and a 84-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 64-76 record, including 31-38 on the road. Kyle Lobstein has a 3-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.31 and a 1.53 WHIP. The Tigers are 5-9 over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 68 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 8-6 in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 461 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.73. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen while being struck out 345 times and walking 169 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.92 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76.
As a team, Detroit is batting .271, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits per game and Yoenis Cespedes leads the team with 171.
With a 42-26 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 73-68 overall mark. Tyler Duffey has a record of 2-1 while sporting an earned run average of 4.18 on the year with a 1.45 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 4-2 over the 32.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 32 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 5-1 when he starts. He is getting 7.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 428 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.04. Teams are hitting .252 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 325 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.35 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 138.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 with 70 total errors, 1,384 assists and 3,763 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 73 errors, accumulating 1,420 assists and compiling 3,750 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 75-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 64-76 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 65-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 84-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 P Buck Farmer Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
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)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
09/03/15 P Glen Perkins Back out indefinitely
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
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 Twins
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