Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (12-9) vs. Phil Hughes (10-8)
The Minnesota Twins host the Detroit Tigers at Target Field on Tuesday. The Tigers send Alfredo Simon to the mound to face Phil Hughes of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +147 and Minnesota at -157. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers have a 77-59 over/under record and a 65-77 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Twins have a 65-66 over/under record and a 85-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
The Tigers come into this game with a 65-77 record, and they are 32-39 away from home. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon holds a 12-9 record with an earned run average of 4.94 and a WHIP of 1.43. In his starts, the Tigers are 15-12 over his 160.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 167 hits during those innings. The Tigers are also 15-11 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 468 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.68. The bullpen has struck out 350 and walked 173 batters this season while opposing teams hit .276 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.92 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.76, they are 28th in the league.
As a team, Detroit is batting .272, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. With 169 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.46.
With a 74-68 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 42-26 at home. With an earned run average of 4.49, Phil Hughes will come into this game holding a 10-8 record and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 12-11 and he has allowed 172 hits over 144.1 innings pitched this season. The Twins are also 12-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.4 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 4.03. The Twins bullpen has struck out 326 batters and walked 140 this season while opposing teams have hit .252 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.47 hits per game and are averaging 6.36 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.12, they are 21st in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .400. With 139 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.35.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .986 with 72 total errors, 1,404 assists and 3,814 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumulated 73 errors while having 1,434 assists and 3,777 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 77-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 65-77 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 65-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 85-57 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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